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Mike

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Re: Finally !!!!
« Reply #30 on: Jun 06, 2010, 15:51:49 »
Although my mount is now working perfectly again. A problem has now arisen on the camera. s you can see in the test images above there is a gue patch of amp glow in the top left. At uDSC this was very prevalent, especially on images of 5 minutes exposure. Clearly there is a problem with the cooling circuit.

I am hoping this can be fixed.
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Re: Finally !!!!
« Reply #31 on: Jun 06, 2010, 16:14:26 »
How did images from Rother Valley compare with the M57 regarding the amp glow ?
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Re: Finally !!!!
« Reply #32 on: Jun 06, 2010, 18:36:08 »
The same.

I've sent an email to Terry at Starlight and he says it sounds like the amplifier circuit. He said if I sent it to him he will see if he can fix it. I really hope he can, I can't afford to splash out £1800 on another one.
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Re: Finally !!!!
« Reply #33 on: Jun 06, 2010, 22:21:36 »
I've found that Terry usually fixes his cameras for free but whatever happens you're garanteed excellent service, quick turnaround and the minimum of cost.  He seems to be online and available all weekend too...

Hopefully it's something that's simple to fix.

Robert


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Re: Finally !!!!
« Reply #34 on: Jun 07, 2010, 17:37:04 »
Camera sent to Terry today. Fingers crossed!
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Re: Finally !!!!
« Reply #35 on: Jun 09, 2010, 19:12:18 »
Well I am now a happy bunny :D

Terry has just emailed me to say the fault has been fixed and he has sent the camera back to me today.

Phew!!

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Re: Finally !!!!
« Reply #36 on: Jun 09, 2010, 19:48:15 »
Wow, that was quick.

So, with luck, on Friday you'll be able to show us how imaging is really done?

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Re: Finally !!!!
« Reply #37 on: Jun 09, 2010, 19:54:59 »
Indeed that might just happen (weather permitting).
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Re: Finally !!!!
« Reply #38 on: Jun 09, 2010, 19:56:47 »
It's looking very promising, Mike. Metcheck says "partial cloud". May be a good evening, sky wise!
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Re: Finally !!!!
« Reply #39 on: Jun 09, 2010, 20:20:27 »
This Terry bloke sound pretty handy.
Would he be able to fix my Flymo.............and a toaster. :-?

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Re: Finally !!!!
« Reply #40 on: Jun 09, 2010, 20:46:39 »
why stop there Tony? He might be able help with your velcro fetish too.

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Re: Finally !!!!
« Reply #41 on: Jun 10, 2010, 08:43:53 »
The camera was delivered back to me this morning. What a fantastic service.

Now all I need is a clear sky :)
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Re: Finally !!!!
« Reply #42 on: Jun 10, 2010, 09:05:07 »
You should get some this weekend.  Repairs do not have the affect of new kit on clouds.

Chris

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Re: Finally !!!!
« Reply #43 on: Jun 10, 2010, 13:26:35 »

Really pleased to hear it Mike.