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16 minutes ago, happy-kat said:

Very nice. Have a play with stellarium while you wait.

Have been doing, looks nice. Whilst I'm waiting (expected mid-June) I'll settle for 4 days in Langdale doing some astro with the camera if the skies are clear later this week.

The battery I ordered is the  Tracer 12v 7Ah LiFePO4 Battery Pack Hopefully that'll be good enough for the scope.

 

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Is the gti 12v and does the kit come with a cable that fits the battery. 

My 7ah gives loads of juice for my goto mount plenty of power capacity.

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1 hour ago, happy-kat said:

Is the gti 12v and does the kit come with a cable that fits the battery. 

My 7ah gives loads of juice for my goto mount plenty of power capacity.

I'm really not sure, happy-kat. Martin from FLO suggested it, so I'm guessing it'll do the job, was curious how much real-time usage I'd get based on hands-on experience.

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I've had 7 sessions out of one charge (wasn't fiat yet either) of my battery roughly 1.5 hours of use each time some slewing mainly tracking. Powering a camera and lens on my virtuoso mount.

You getting the wedge and counter weight later on? The video shows the star adbenturer wedge and I assume the counter weight bar too.

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I certainly intend to. I'll get the hang of the standard setup first. I do have a tendency to try run before I can walk, so I'm reining myself in a bit.

On a different note, I'm in Langdale this weekend and hoping to catch some nice Milky Way core on my a6000. Other than locating Scorpio and following the tail is there an easier way of knowing which direction to point? I was thinking SE at about 1.30am?

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No idea on that one other then check stellarium and take a compass

Have fun trying and good luck.

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10 hours ago, PaulConfused said:

On a different note, I'm in Langdale this weekend and hoping to catch some nice Milky Way core on my a6000. Other than locating Scorpio and following the tail is there an easier way of knowing which direction to point? I was thinking SE at about 1.30am?

 

9 hours ago, happy-kat said:

No idea on that one other then check stellarium and take a compass

Have fun trying and good luck.

I had a quick check, using Stellarium, and it looks as though the best pointers for Carlisle, at 01:30, looking SSE, would be an arc between Saturn and Altair, going up and eastwards towards the lower middle of Cygnus (just below Deneb), and flowing down and northwards to Cassiopeia.

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