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  1. redfox1971

    Qhy8l last night

    When I sent mine was about that price problem was they couldn't find a problem with it so give sensor a clean and returned it think it was about £50 to return,played up again winter time with problem on images so afraid to say it was thrown in cupboard, id wasted so much time and money sending to Bern and qhy that I have gone back to my trusty 450d this camera seems to be so unreliable and don't get used that much with our weather.
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    Qhy8l last night

    Also there is confusion about the offset setting it used to be between 500 and 1000 mine always gave the message offset to low at those vaules using ezcap,In the latest instructions anywhere between 500 and 3000 is ment to be ok.
  3. redfox1971

    Another clear spell

    Well that 73% moon has depressed me already seems to be the norm these days.
  4. redfox1971

    Saturday and clear skies! Testing the ASI071

    Cloud here in Shropshire,forecast way off at the moment.
  5. redfox1971

    PHD Guideing2 question.

    Thanks for the info.
  6. redfox1971

    PHD Guideing2 question.

    When i run the guide assistant the results tell me i may only need to guide dec in one direction? how do i no witch direction that should be north or south?.or maybe turn dec off.
  7. redfox1971

    Qhy8l gain and offset

    Thanks for the link Louise,just need some clear nights to run some tests.
  8. redfox1971

    Qhy8l gain and offset

    Why has the instruction manual on the qhy site for the qhy8l for setting gain and offset now say anywhere between 500 and 3000 were before it was between 500 and 1000 anybody no the reason?.
  9. redfox1971

    international astronomy show

    I went on Friday this year. last year seemed to be all about the Williams optics star 71 I looked at it at the show and then bought from Flo. I'm happy with mine but after buying found many returning there's with problems and now discontinued,this year seems to be a lot of interest in the zwo asi 1600 cooled I was very tempted to purchase on the day but held back,I own a qhy8l and had nothing but problems with it.As zwo is made in China two I am a bit worried it's not been tested enough so will wait this time for reports,Astophotography is not cheap you buy something new and it will lose half its vaule straight away just to pass it on(that's if u can pass it on).Also I was hoping to start a meteorite collection but looking at the two stands at the show was not impressed would have been better to display in bigger frames with a write up about the item to me just looked Iike rusty stones.The benefit of the show to me was to see the item that was of interest to me up close and then maybe purchase later.seems very quiet from people that have attended this year.As always a big thanks to the people that organise the event for us.
  10. redfox1971

    The Astro Imaging Channel

    Hi has something happened to last night's show of The Astro Imaging Channel as Utube comes back with the message the scheduled live stream hasn't started yet October 10,2016 2:30 am was going to be the first time watching live early morning as on week off work but the show never started.
  11. redfox1971

    Satellite speed.

    Sure is a interesting one,I was mistaken as I see it started and ended through 4 of my images so 20mins, don't won't that to happen to often especially when it goes straight through your imaging target.was imaged through Williams optics star 71 and qhy8l.
  12. redfox1971

    Satellite speed.

    Was imagining on the night of 4.10.16,target was the Pleiades and I had 3 300sec images with a satellite traveling across that took 15mins to go through the 3 images,must be one slow satellite.never seen it before.
  13. redfox1971

    Eqmod polaralignment.

    Thanks all for your help and suggestions,hopefully will all come together on next clear night.
  14. redfox1971

    Eqmod polaralignment.

    Hi Chris so when eqmod polaralignment routine gets to the part when you have to rotate in Ra till circle is over the star can I slew either east or west as at the moment I am selecting the nine o'clock position and slewing west which is a long way till circle is over star and cables end up wrapped around mount twice?.
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    Eqmod polaralignment.

    Hi.So am I useing eqmod polar alignment correct,first off when mount is switched on and parked in the home position so no way of seeing Polaris through the mount do I swing the telescope to the east or west by hand so I can see Polaris or use the motors.Maybe I should sync on Polaris with camera before useing motors to place mount in right place to see through mounts eyepiece then go through the alignment routine?.Also when rotating mount in Ra to place circle over Polaris can I rotate which ever direction closest to the star?. confused big time.Forgot to say it's a eq6 mount with Williams optics star71 mounted.

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