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Windows 10 SGP and Atik camera problem


I have recently installed a Kodlix mini computer on top of my scope to reduce usb cable length and movement.
I have come across a problem with Windows 10 Pro which is pre-installed on the Kodlix and Main Sequence Pro/SGP and my Atik 414EX camera.

The camera doesn't always connect when I bring up SGP and connect the equipment in the sequence panel. The camera usb lead goes straight into a USB port, not ...
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sunspot 2715

Hi all I took a couple of shots of the sun today with my 80mm refractor as the sunspot 2715 was still visible,but was quite trick to find as it was a bit small.The first image is just without any barlow and the second is with the 3x barlow and modified the colour on the image.Thanks for looking and thought I would share.

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The Noctilucent Clouds are Back

In summer I always take a brief look north, just in case the noctilucent clouds appear. Most times I'm disappointed. However tonight (24th June) there was brief, rather dim display, but it is always worth a mention. They started to appear at about 10:10pm local time, and got to their brightest at 10:30pm, after which they faded away. As you can see, on this occasion, they are rather confused, and lack any interesting structure, but ...
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Dew shields fo Newtonian OTAs - do they work ??

I saw an ad on ebay the other day from someone advertising a Skywatcher 200mm Skyliner scope which also included a wrap round dew shield (non heated variety). I must admit that I've always assumed that a dew shield on an open tube Newtonian would be a complete waste of time since the mirrors would already be protected to maximum effectiveness inside the tube. Adding effectively an additional short length of tube in the form ...
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Bino mirror mount

I have just purchased a pair of 25x70 binos. Am in the process of making a mirror mount. Can anyone recommend or advise on size/thickness of front surface mirror glass and where to purchase? I was thinking around 10" x 7". Are there any problems I should look out for before purchasing glass? Many thanks.
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Hello everyone - just a few words of introduction

Hello from me,
I've been a passive reader for 4 months or so I reckon it's time I participated and introduced myself. I can't say I'm a newcomer to astronomy as I bought my first scope, a Vixen 80mm f15 Polaris refractor on a GEM from Astro Systems? in Luton (now defunct) in 1982. I've still got it and I wouldn't part with it as with 4 orthoscopic eyepieces it still produces pin sharp images ...
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Thanks for having me!

Hi all! My name is Alex and I am new to the forum. I am very interested in astrology, which is the reason why I am here. So happy to make friends with you guys and hope that I can learn something new and useful.
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Jupiter taken on 06/15/2018

Hi all I took these images and I only got 20 images and used autostakkert to stack, before the clouds rolled in again.I used a 3xbarlow with my skywatcher 80 ed refractor.Thanks for looking.
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Jupiter due south

Jupiter is at its best right now - which this year isn't saying a lot. However there is still a fair amount of detail, and with Jupiter being so bright at the moment it is worth trying a little higher magnification. The Great Red Spot was right on the meridian as I started observing, although it had moved off by the time I took this photo. The North Equatorial Belt is somewhat thinner and darker ...
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New telescope advice please?

After much umming and ahhing I’ve finally decided to splash out on a telescope for my new hobby of stargazing.

I’m 6 feet 3 tall so id prefer to have a telescope that has its own large tripod. However a lot of reviews of reflector telescopes I’ve seen online advise against buying them if you want to avoid kneeling down on wet grass? Does this mean all scopes aren’t able to attach to tripods? ...
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