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Having watched plate solving in action I want to give it a go but I have a question regarding connectivity.
I use Charles Du Ciel and Sharpcap pro. My question is can I connect the mount via EQMOD to both Sharpcap and CDC at the same time if both software's are open and running on the same laptop? I am looking download an image from my ASI1600, plate solve using Astro Tortilla and have CDC update its position.
With the transit of Mercury coming up and possible outreach meeting I wanted a sunscreen for my laptop (forever an optimist) and looking online they varied from £30 to £90 which was a bit out of the budget.
I found that Ikea do a fold flat box (Drona for Kallax shelving) which does the job. The sides are cloth covered cardbord so I cut holes for the USB cables to suit.
laptop cooling does not seem to be a problem as there is enough clearance on the sides. Box cost less than four quid.
It worked for me.....
I was interested in the above mentioned item advertised in the Accessories section at FLO (Link Here)
I wondered if anyone has any experience or use of this product. Firstly does the ice from the cloud drop in a similar fashion as hailstones or as one great slab? I suspect a slab might be a bit hazardous and care should have to be taken to make sure the area is clear.
Secondly if one uses a goto telescope and needs to do a 3 star alignment would the gun need to be pointed at three different areas of the clouds to make said alignment? If that was the case there might need to be several lookouts a few miles apart to ensure the three ice blocks do not hit members of the public. Perhaps we should give out hard hats to everyone and ask the police to organise a 30 mile exclusion zone.
I might just contact FLO and see if they have some answers.