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Re: Tonight, where have the clear skies at 6pm gone?
« Reply #15 on: Mar 07, 2011, 13:14:05 »
The skies cleared in Bromley at midnight, so stayed up all night.........really tired now, but my target had got too low by midnight (M1), so changed to something else.

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Re: Tonight, where have the clear skies at 6pm gone?
« Reply #16 on: Mar 07, 2011, 16:31:45 »
Well I've just finished setting up and getting ready for the disasters - too many new procedures and fiddly bits.
Be a miracle if it all comes together but we shall see.
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Re: Tonight, where have the clear skies at 6pm gone?
« Reply #17 on: Mar 07, 2011, 17:05:24 »
Well done Mick, you will be ok
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Re: Tonight, where have the clear skies at 6pm gone?
« Reply #18 on: Mar 07, 2011, 21:58:46 »
Miracles do happen Mick  :lol: :lol:

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Re: Tonight, where have the clear skies at 6pm gone?
« Reply #19 on: Mar 07, 2011, 22:16:53 »
Oh no they don't  :!

EQMod worked.......................................
That's all folks  :cry:
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Re: Tonight, where have the clear skies at 6pm gone?
« Reply #20 on: Mar 07, 2011, 22:39:53 »
What you doing indoors Mick??

What went wrong?
  I must say I don't think the sky is all that
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Re: Tonight, where have the clear skies at 6pm gone?
« Reply #21 on: Mar 07, 2011, 23:43:31 »
I'm sorry to hear that Mick, you'd better start another thread for your woes tonight !

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Re: Tonight, where have the clear skies at 6pm gone?
« Reply #22 on: Mar 08, 2011, 08:13:01 »
How can the EQMod working be a bad thing?
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Re: Tonight, where have the clear skies at 6pm gone?
« Reply #23 on: Mar 08, 2011, 08:16:25 »
I think Mick has gone underground... :(
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Re: Tonight, where have the clear skies at 6pm gone?
« Reply #24 on: Mar 08, 2011, 09:02:20 »
EQMod was the only good thing.

Bad things - Couldn't get focus with eyepiece, finderscope out of alignment so couldn't do alignment, neighbours kitchen lights, Starry Night crashing

Managed to get the camera focused, but alignment still a problem - gave up when Starry Night crashed repeatedly.

I will be busy today investigating the problems - I did learn that a handset/joypad is essential with EQMod
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Re: Tonight, where have the clear skies at 6pm gone?
« Reply #25 on: Mar 08, 2011, 09:09:15 »
I think it is time for a beer!!!!!!!

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Re: Tonight, where have the clear skies at 6pm gone?
« Reply #26 on: Mar 08, 2011, 11:50:17 »
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I think it is time for a beer!!!!!!!

Yes, Beer, Beer is my friend and the sun is over the horizon so it's not too early  :)

Overcome one "problem" - I can only bring an eyepiece to focus using the prism, camera is fine - Odd  :-?
Actually 2 problems - I can align the finder now I can see where the scope is pointing (that's something else added to my "things to remember" list)

Now where's that beer
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Re: Tonight, where have the clear skies at 6pm gone?
« Reply #27 on: Mar 08, 2011, 12:23:09 »
What is the length of the light path using both? Sounds like the focal point is quite far out.
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Re: Tonight, where have the clear skies at 6pm gone?
« Reply #28 on: Mar 08, 2011, 12:47:34 »
Top tip with a DSLR Mick, get a ruller, if your focal length of the scope is 500mm you measure 500mm from the front element of the telescope to the film plane marker on the scope, you will probably need extention tubes.  This will give you approx focus for a refractor.

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Re: Tonight, where have the clear skies at 6pm gone?
« Reply #29 on: Mar 08, 2011, 13:05:10 »
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I think Mick has gone underground...

Na that was me. 8)
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