Plate Solving

My two main scopes now are both imaging Newtonians; a Skywatcher 130pds and a 200pds. The main issue is that the bracket for attaching a finder scope is at the secondary mirror end of the tube and, therefore, makes it difficult, to near impossible, to look through when on a fully extended tripod (which I […]

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Sharpcap

There are a number of cost effective imaging software packages available and, in my opinion, Sharpcap is one of the best. The software is regularly updated and Robin, the developer, is continually adding new features to widen the scope (no pun intended) of the package. Sharpcap is primarily an imaging solution that allows you to […]

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Weather apps

One thing I really need is the ability to predict clear nights. Planning targets and setting up takes time and I really don’t want to do it only to find that the night is written off due to overcast skies or, worse, rain showers. My grandfather used to tell me that he could predict the […]

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