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valleyman

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  1. Yes Charl. Subject to selling this Pat
  2. Going to sell my Lunt LS60THa/B1200C 60mm H-alpha Telescope and go for a Quark and SD 80 set up so I can use the scope for wide view astro in the summer. I have only just bought this from FLO so somebody is going to get a bargain. I will include a Tele vue sol searcher as well. It comes in its own fitted case and I have all the original packaging so I would be happy to post it at buyers risk and cost. The Lunt LS60THa is a complete Solar Telescope with a 60mm aperture. The front singlet lens reduces half the stray light of an achromat, fully eliminating the possibility of on-axis coma, astigmatism, de-centering aberrations and provides a full spherical corrected flat-field. An internal etalon with tune adjustment allows for a <0.75 Angstrom bandpass. The LS60THa/B1200C comes with the B1200 blocking filter. The star diagonal in which the blocking filter is installed, is equipped as standard for 1.25" eyepieces and with a T2 camera connection. With 500mm focal length it provides a ~4.5 mm image through a 12mm blocking filter. Fine adjustment is achieved with a Crayford style with 10:1 reduction. Supplied with an aluminium finished hard case with fitted foam. Asking £1950
  3. That happened to me last week, but 2 seconds before I hit the record button grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. That's a very nice capture. Pat
  4. Downloaded PIPP .Does the OU run a course on how to use it :)))
  5. Tried for the same Charl with the same problems as you with the cloud. Got some video but it would not stack with Regis tax. Going to try something else later. Pat
  6. It might be worth while starting a new thread for this new issue. You will get lots of help then from the Astro mob. Pat
  7. Lucky you, total cloud here since Thursday. great pic Pat
  8. City data base is fine if you are just observing. Let us know how you get on.
  9. If Polaris is showing as 1 degree above horizon then there is something wrong, by my calculation that should make you just about on the Equater It should be 35 degrees.
  10. you don't have to wait until tonight. Do you have Stellerium downloaded, it is free. What I used to do is while indoors. open Stellerium. Then do a two star align. find a bright star somewhere close to the south and point the scope in that direction, it really does not matter if you are a few degrees out. Then use Stellirium again and find a bright star some where to the east or west and again point in the general direction of that. Click align and it should say Scope Aligned. Then look for a bright star in Stellerium somewhere to the north and send the scope to it. Hopefully it will go in that general direction. All done in daylight but it will test the scope and you are not doing it in the dark. You have about 11 hours before it gets dark there so give it a try and get back to us. If you continue to have problems send me a message on here and if you have Skype I will talk through the set up with you as I have a Nextstar as well.
  11. What power supply are you using. These mounts are a nightmare if they are not getting the full 12v they need. If you are using the 8x1.5v batteries they need to be new ones. Also using Rechargeable ones is a NO NO as they do not recharge to the full charge needed. I always use a 240/12v converter and run a supply from the house,(But not in the rain). I go along with making sure all the info about location time etc is correct. The Celestron Nextstar is a good bit of kit. So am sure it will all go OK next time you try. Good Luck
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  13. I use a Nikon and unlike Canon they don't supply a free Capture Software. Download a programme called "digiCamCapture" it is free and runs Nikon Cameras Also for Stacking Registax 6 again free. Pat
  14. I saw it at about 11am yesterday Michael, but did not video it. Charl saw it a bit earlier than that. So at least there is something new to look at. I agree about the Proms and those other sun spots have faded a bit now as well, unless it is the seeing here this morning. Pat
  15. Nice Pats Spot Charl :)))))))))))))))))))