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Old 02-08-2018, 06:46 PM
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Down towards the bottom of the list. It will only show up if you have it plugged into the mount with the mount powered up.

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Thanks Brian
I have it powered up but nothing like we are looking for shows up.
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Old 02-08-2018, 06:57 PM
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Hold on after I switched everything off did a restart and more fiddling I have found what we seek...
I hope my next report is positive.
Thanks again.
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:02 PM
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Hope it works. I have a habit of forgetting to turn the mount on before I try to connect ant it will throw the connection error message. The first thing I check when it does is check I remembered to power on the mount.

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Old 02-08-2018, 07:13 PM
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Thanks for your help.
I use Stellarium and the next big thing is to include it in the mix.
I am just so excited that this is happening.
I never liked goto and even moved the mount manually to each object I guess I thought it was all too much but now I just cant wait to be able to control it all from the lappy.
I honestly thought it was beyond my limited ability and hopefully soon that will not be the case.
Alex

It is honestly a great feeling being able to plug in a coordinate for an object, have the mount slew to it and then platesolve/move to within a couple pixels of where you want to be.

....oh, and then there's programming an image run and walking away to let it go its thing.

Its like a symphony
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:02 PM
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Well I openned device manager I found ref to com3.
I put that in what I thought was the box in ascom and a display has come up "ASCOM Trace" and it is cycling thru lines of info.
"Canset tracking T Tracking false its running past so fast I cant read it well.

It has been doing it for a while si hopefully its working.

It seems to be taking a long time...been running for about 20 minutes so far.
Anyways we shall see.
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Old 03-08-2018, 05:41 AM
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Well I dont know what that did but it rang for ages.
Anyways after much confusion not withstanding excellent help I am happy to report I have mount control and now have some bushes across the road on my monitor.
I switched PHD guiding on and without actually guiding on a snail it may be ok.
So it seems I have things reasonably opperational.
Thanks again kind members as I am sure I could not done it without you and most of all your encouragement.
Thanks sincerely.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:41 AM
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Probably getting ahead of myself but the filter wheel has eight holes and seven filters so what to put in or not in the empty one?
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Old 03-08-2018, 04:28 PM
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IR or UV or even a solid black so you don't need to cap the scope to do darks?

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Old 08-08-2018, 04:10 PM
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"Inside PixInsight" by Warren Keller. It's not a manual but a third party book and it lives next to my left elbow as I sit at the computer. A really good way to come to grips with PixInsight.


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Received it today on your suggestion. Looks good. Thanks for the tip, Kevin! :-)
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