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jam1e1

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  1. hi looking for one of these : "Sky-Watcher SynScan WiFi Adapter" as looks like 40+ days on FLO website regs Jamie
  2. managed to find panstarrs last night - was better than Atlas - first comet seen in over a year Also saw a nice meteorite about 1047pm that really brightened to about mag 1 - was about 20 deg from horizon and below the plough - short but good night last night!
  3. thanks all for quick replies that is really useful and gives me something to think about. Initially im looking at the ST2 replacement, not AZEQ6 - however the encoder option for future proofing is tempting . going to give this one some thought as a big outlay either way. Any views on whether the EQ5 legs would suffice (i assume not)? @johninderby my OO12 is 14kg luckily i use it on grass mostly but i feel could be dicing with danger. My other one is APM152 at 8kg so less but length affects balance.
  4. whats the view on having this as a replacement for the Skytee2? ie im thinking of getting one to replace that...plus maybe AZEQ6 replacement also.... would anyone that's used it see a need to keep the ST2 if had this?
  5. hi not sure if anyone got out last night to see Ursids - got a quick viewing in naked eye in the clear patch. Happened to clear up around 1030pm ish so went outside to watch and see if I could spot anything. Transparency was great, could see stars in south direction to near to the horizon which is a rare occurrence from my garden, additionally made out a number of fainter stars around Taurus/Aldebaran circa mag 4 or so- ones rarely see. Shame as wanted to get scope out but was a) tired and b) clouds were scheduled soon. The meteors were amazing, saw around 10 in the space of 30mins. Saw 3 in quick succession about 2 seconds apart each from Gemini through Auriga circa mag 2, streaked across the sky but really quick. They were nearly parallel and about 5 moons apart each in parallel spacing. Saw a couple of really faint ones circa mag 4 but short about couple of degrees apart. Another started off circa mag -1 then broke up and went to mag 2 through Andromeda to Cetus. There didnt seem to be too much of a consistent direction. Best one came right across sky from Cepheus through to Orion , was about mag -1 and orange /white with colour like Capella, really long trail and lasted for around a second. There were a couple of others too but above were most memorable. Shame as wanted to stay longer but clouds came in. It was a very busy shower in the time i stayed out and saw way more than most others this year - not that been out too much! Jamie
  6. this new mount looks like i can sell my AZEQ6 and ST2 and use this instead so just have one mount...... I dont do imaging but do use goto with skysafari
  7. Multimeter ok for voltage and current but won’t be able to detect noise or ripple in supply you’d need an oscilloscope, the noise can affect accuracy hence why worth ensuring a decent supply ( I found this out hence why changed supply)
  8. Have you considered power supply as this also makes a big difference ie if cheap version it can introduce error if noisy hence worth ensuring a decent supply with minimal noise and sufficient current. The supplies on Flo website are a great choice as switched to one myself after using a cheap eBay variant that didn’t work out
  9. this looks great! Assume its an 'upgrade' from the skytee2? At least thats what im thinking of replacing it with! Although i have an AZeq6 already...... a heavy duty manual mount would be great
  10. i think you've got the 180deg lens, i got the 150deg hence expect yours would be fainter as slightly 'slower' lens - though ill swap your skies for mine just been thru last nights captures, spotted a pair again in first capture and separately a flare from single satellite (suspected) in second, similar to yours. did a video of the pair too, but no flares on this run. pair.mp4
  11. here are 4 frames from a similar ish one , found sequence odd as one flared then second frame had 2x similar side by side but weaker and one in same place
  12. Looks like a pair that’s caught one half flare and other full satellite flare, ie similar orbit but one slightly ahead. I’ve noticed over over last couple of weeks where for a few nights a pair appear over different areas of sky , in one capture had equally similar slightly odd looking capture. I’ll post a few when get a chance and can dig them out. Normally they don’t flare and just see the light traces. In summary I’ve noticed similar. (Writing from phone hence brief explanation)
  13. Thanks yes it’s not the most prominent capture! Took me a few takes to find it, plan to raise it to a more permanent fixture so can capture more sky
  14. that's great only just saw this - your milky way is so much more prominent! i changed my lens to the 150deg one, as i have a lot of ground level things in way, also is slightly faster so should capture more stuff ps just realised your frames are 45s, ive gone for ~15s hence partly why my captures are 'dimmer'
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