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Fieldsy

clear nights forecast ??

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Fingers crossed for tonight older smaller notebook that has seemed to be less problematic charged and ready to be taken out battery charged and waiting .old unwell cat laying under cherry tree waiting to cause havoc around my feet ( bless her) . ? do I plug laptop in now and just check that it recognises everything or have dinner first?.

Ps white patch on floor under tree is cats head.

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6 minutes ago, ngwillym said:

And a full moon ?

Going on the past 6 weeks that's the least of my worries ?

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On 18/04/2019 at 17:32, Fieldsy said:

Fingers crossed for tonight older smaller notebook that has seemed to be less problematic charged and ready to be taken out battery charged and waiting .old unwell cat laying under cherry tree waiting to cause havoc around my feet ( bless her) . ? do I plug laptop in now and just check that it recognises everything or have dinner first?.

Ps white patch on floor under tree is cats head.

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That dew sheild is about twice the length it needs to be effective. All that the extra length is doing is catching the wind mate.

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On 18/04/2019 at 17:44, Fieldsy said:

Going on the past 6 weeks that's the least of my worries ?

Well I hope that it went well on thursday, if not then you have another chance tonight. :)

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Got distracted last time and I’ve managed to get out of work early so now just waiting for Mrs to got to bed then a quick setup and I should be ?

 

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2 hours ago, Adam J said:

That dew sheild is about twice the length it needs to be effective. All that the extra length is doing is catching the wind mate.

Never actual used it yet just put it on as routine 

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3 hours ago, Adam J said:

Well I hope that it went well on thursday, if not then you have another chance tonight. :)

Well 25 mins and running

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22 hours ago, Fieldsy said:

Still not polar aligner ?

how is it going tonight ?

 

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Posted (edited)

Well I finish work in about 1 hrs so gonna set it up again all charged .??Down loaded all that plate solve and apat thingy so let's see how that goes .something else that can cause me grief lol.

Hows you got much done ?

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Posted (edited)

Just do a basic polar alignment with the polar scope and then a three star align.  The moon is up tonight so its star clusters only really. The whole point of a guide camera is that polar alignment does not need to be as accurate.

 

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Guiding just maintains the target (guide) star at the same position in the FOV.

If the PA is not accurate you'll end up with residual field rotation around the target (guide) star.

 

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