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by akdwivedi
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Skywatcher az gti
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Skywatcher az gti

I see a lot of people using skywatcher az gti. Quite interested in this mount, I purchased one. Its quite an amazing mount. I have been using this in alt-az mode for over 2 weeks now. From cloudynights and other forums, I understand that this can be used on EQ mode as well, but I am not sure which w...
by akdwivedi
Fri May 28, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS Laser Collimator and Others
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: WTS Guide Cameras(ASI120MC), Laser Collimator and Others

Dropped a PM/email for 120mc. I may also be interested in 90mm ring, but need to check my scope dimensions. Could you please PM me your contact.
by akdwivedi
Fri May 28, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Mobile Phone photography
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Mobile Phone photography

Missed the lunar eclipse due to clouds, but yesterday it was a clear day and moon was visible from my patio. so took some pics with my samsung galaxy s9+ placing it close to a binocular, all hand held. not very sharp, but probably the best a mobile phone can get to that mag. Moon 1.jpeg Another view...
by akdwivedi
Sun May 16, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: AZ Mount Options - Nexstar Evolution vs Ioptron Az Mount pro
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: AZ Mount Options - Nexstar Evolution vs Ioptron Az Mount pro

thanks Bergkamp.. good to hear from someone who has used both. The ioptron "level and go" option seems to be have some very favourable reviews on cloudynights and it certainly caught my eyes. The mount has built in GPS too. some videos on youtube make it appear that the slewing noise on Az...
by akdwivedi
Fri May 14, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: AZ Mount Options - Nexstar Evolution vs Ioptron Az Mount pro
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: AZ Mount Options

narrowed down to Ioptron Az Mount Pro and with some hints from one of the forumers Nexstar Evolution. Ioptron - The mount seems to be getting very good reviews in terms of its built in GPS and wifi, quick and accurate self alignment and with the right tripod ability to handle two OTAs on both sides....
by akdwivedi
Fri May 14, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: General Astronomy
Topic: Unable to access Highpointscientific.com website
Replies: 5
Views: 1380

Re: Unable to access Highpointscientific.com website

yes.. thats proven. I tried two different ways 1) Use expressVPN and connect to a server in US and then login and it works fine.. 2) Use Browsec extension in chrome which works the same way as VPN and connect to a server outside Singapore and it worked as well. They have some acessories at very good...
by akdwivedi
Tue May 11, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB : Looking for a saddle, dovetail clamp - Bought
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Re: looking for a saddle, dovetail clamp

Found one from aliexpress.. there were few but I purchased from astroshop https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1949864838.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.5a284c4dCUJe4K Description: Deluxe Vixen clamp w/Brass screw and 2 Locking screws Loading weight 20kgs Length 88mm Height 28mm dovetail upside: 45mm dovetai...
by akdwivedi
Mon May 10, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: General Astronomy
Topic: Unable to access Highpointscientific.com website
Replies: 5
Views: 1380

Re: can you access highpointscientific.com site

thanks,, must be something in my laptop.. or my wifi settings.. I will check this from my mobile connection tomorrow. something is fishy with my network.. I am on starhub fibre as well as mobile and from both I get that error. When I use a VPN software, I am able to access the site. Need to call sta...
by akdwivedi
Mon May 10, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: General Astronomy
Topic: Unable to access Highpointscientific.com website
Replies: 5
Views: 1380

Unable to access Highpointscientific.com website

I cant access their website at all. everytime I try, I get an error

Error 1020 Ray ID: 64d0f401cf885621 • 2021-05-10 06:01:28 UTC
Access denied

I have checked my browser, firewall but the site is not blocked at all..

Can you access the site.

cheers
Andy
by akdwivedi
Mon May 03, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Mirror shift/flop on SCT, What you say?
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: Mirror shift/flop on SCT, What you say?

will adding an external focusser like crayford focusser behind the optical path work for SCT? that will reduce the need to use the traditional focusser which moves the mirror.

something like this - https://agenaastro.com/articles/guides/ ... r-sct.html