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Old 13-09-2020, 03:07 PM
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Great Image 10 min subs ? I can maybe get 90sec on a good day.
Gíday Cliff
Cheers mate

What mount are you using?
I using az-eq6
Polar align with sharpcap
Use SGPRO to image & PHD2

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You have quite a few impressive images yourself

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Gíday Cliff
Cheers mate

What mount are you using?
I using az-eq6
Polar align with sharpcap
Use SGPRO to image & PHD2

Cheers
Ben
G'day Ben,

Also using a AZEQ6GT -
Polar alignment is an issue as I have a big tree right in the way. I live in a small Villa so not much yard at all.
I can get close but not close enough
No guiding up till now may be try guiding next.

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Old 14-09-2020, 01:15 PM
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Thatís a bugger regarding tree
Are you a member of a astro club?
The club Iím in still has viewing nights
Maybe an option if your keen to get out just depends on your location & availability
A club can certainly help
I know from my own experience it certainly has helped me along

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Old 15-09-2020, 08:01 AM
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Thatís a bugger regarding tree
Are you a member of a astro club?
The club Iím in still has viewing nights
Maybe an option if your keen to get out just depends on your location & availability
A club can certainly help
I know from my own experience it certainly has helped me along

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Hi Ben,

Yep if it was my tree it wouldn't be there now
Not a member of a Astro Club as yet might look into it. I know the one in Sutherland has there own observatory at Oyster Bay fair way from here.
I've learnt a ton from the various Forums and Youtube is great also. Everyone has been really helpful.

I find the AZEQ6GT a bit of a Beast to move about my very tiny yard, I have the Extension pier and leave the whole lot with mount on the tripod less weights and Scope.

Looked at a lighter mount maybe the iOptron 45GEM at 7.5kg and still boasting about the same payload as the AZEQ6 might be an option.

I bought the AZEQ6 as I thought the AZ would be useful but since using EQ mode haven't gone back.

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Old 15-09-2020, 05:14 PM
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I guess all you can do is just get out there & continue to learn
I have no experience with other mount sorry

I use my mount with a WO132 scope which handles it & all other bits & pieces extremely well

Clear skies
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Old 16-09-2020, 03:06 PM
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I guess all you can do is just get out there & continue to learn
I have no experience with other mount sorry

I use my mount with a WO132 scope which handles it & all other bits & pieces extremely well

Clear skies
Yep thats what I like to do learn exercise the grey matter

I looked at a WO132 currently have a Takahashi 76DS and an old Meade 6" SCT.

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Old 16-09-2020, 04:25 PM
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Yep thats what I like to do learn exercise the grey matter

I looked at a WO132 currently have a Takahashi 76DS and an old Meade 6" SCT.

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Very nice gear mate
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