My Experience in Setting up the iEQ45 - 1. Box Contents

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My Experience in Setting up the iEQ45 - 1. Box Contents

Post by yltansg »

Hi,

The iEQ45 finally arrived in 2 packages on 22 Sep10. First box contains the tripod, counter weight, power adapter and cables. Second box contains the Equatorial Mount and 8406 controller.

[left]http://www.flickr.com/photos/31073495@N05/5020307524/[/left]



[left]http://www.flickr.com/photos/31073495@N05/5019694445/[/left]


[left]http://www.flickr.com/photos/31073495@N05/5020308238/[/left]

[left]http://www.flickr.com/photos/31073495@N05/5019694723/[/left]

Next I will cover the setting up.


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Hi Alfred
Welcome to Singastro and thanks for sharing. I have fixed the urls below. If you would like to embed the actual photos in your post, you need to use the [img]path[/img] tags instead.

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image URLs here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31073495@N05/5020307524/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31073495@N05/5019694445/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31073495@N05/5020308238/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31073495@N05/5019694723/
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Post by Airconvent »

I don't like Flikr because its a little more cumbersome to port your image elsewhere. What you can do for the image to display here directly is to use the [img] switch that chee chien indicated and copy the image location between the tags. Then delete the extra characters behind until you reach the .jpg portion. That would enable the pictures to be displayed here directly. Unfortunately, I can't do it for you as you need to be logged in as owner to be able to do this.
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Post by hommel »

Airconvent wrote:I don't like Flikr because its a little more cumbersome to port your image elsewhere. What you can do for the image to display here directly is to use the Image
not so cumbersome la, there's no extra characters to delete

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Post by Airconvent »

Thanks Jeff!
Do PM me how you did this. I tried it for flickr and can't seem to get it to work.

BTW, Alfred has not loaded the assembled" structure yet. [smilie=crying3.gif]
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Post by MooEy »

the ra and dec clutches look so similar to the ap mounts. how big is it?

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Alfred,
we should get our heads together, I have had mine since the start of the month, and it is quite a nice mount. I got it auto-guiding for the first time last night, after a guider failure.
All went well, I like it.
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Nice pic! Welcome to Singastro!
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Nice! How do you get such a nice dark field with a 600s exposure around here? :)
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Post by starfield »

how's the accuracy? did it meet the claims?

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