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    Just popped in for a coffe from the Obsy . Off tonight , clear skies although poor(ish) transparency ) . Anyway , at last I got the mount PA'd and locked down. Testing the Goto's , spot on . Doing some unguided at the moment , results are looking to be good. At least double the exposure times I was getting before.

    Getting late but I just might try setting up the guide camera and software . Not 100% sure , cos I'm having a ball with this atm. Will see how the seeing develops or not.

    Anyway , coffee finished and I am away back out .

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    Ain't it fun!!!!

    No more dragging stuff in and out. Much warmer. Little to no setup / take down time!

    Now just to get the coffee maker setup in the obs!

    Congrats and enjoy!
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    Fandabbie! That's great

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    Excellent- I've got a feeling there'll be less traffic between the obsy and the house now!

    I got my webcam working last night - same sort of conditions too - crud...
    But my laptop has wifi and I've got it connected to inside pc - so I can sit in mozzie free airconditioning and guide the scope from in here and take photos too -
    I've yet to work it all out, but I'm sure it's possible!
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    way to go pete!!!
    you'll be moving your bed in there next!!!lol.
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    That's great news! I'm thinking, get yourself a little toaster oven in there, just in case that nasty urge for pizza hits you while you're observing!
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    That's awesome Pete ...You still having to deal with the LO-LO roof ? Glad you got longer exposures out of the mount .. Keep dialing it in ...
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    Have you got an exhaust vent for the electric frypan?
    There's going to be some square sausage going on in there real soon I'd say....
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    Lol well I'm battling a fercious battle with clouds atm. Hindering guide star aquisition(sp?), will stay out another hour. I have a heater in here but its not on,due to not having a partition for warm room / scope room. Can do that later. Typing from the obsy atm, kinda neat. Mount is tracking beautifully I have to say, best it ever has. This is more fun than I imagined it would be.

    Rich , aye still the LOLO . PITA but hey , it works . Plans afoot there, hopefully.

    Cheers Carol , beebn waiting a while as you know for this.

    Gordon , cheers bud , makes a heck of a difference . Few wee tweaks I have found are needed , nothing too big .

    Andy , lol , bed , gee there be no room man .

    Laney & Jennifer , I have Obsy Service , kinda like room service but without a bill,lol.

    Just glad I got the mount sorted out on the pier. Anything else gained is a bonus ! What a diff knowing I can just throw a cover over the rig and lock the door , fanbloodytastic.

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    Pete,

    Went out to the "dog house" tonight. About 3 minutes to set up everything, then off to the office area in the house. Nice and warm. slewed the mount to M74. Set up PHD to guide (a few tweeks to fine tune) then fired up the imager and snapped off 30 each 2 minute shots. Perfect guiding and all from the inside of the house. (Will process and post tomorrow in another post.) Transfered the images to my desktop and parked the mount. Went back outside and closed everything up.

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