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by wvreeven
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: ASIAIR
Topic: Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 GT Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 1743

Re: Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 GT Pro

In case you don’t use an EQDir cable, like Daryl does, but rather use an FTDI (serial to USB) cable to connect the handcontroller via a serial cable to your computer, then you will need to make sure that the handcontroller is in PC-Direct mode and that you use the SynScan driver.
by wvreeven
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: EAF - Backlash?
Replies: 16
Views: 7860

Re: EAF - Backlash?

We do indeed. The little block with the clamp to tighten the focuser in my case sticks out and in your case it doesn’t.
by wvreeven
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: EAF - Backlash?
Replies: 16
Views: 7860

Re: EAF - Backlash?

There is a little play but it is very small.

This is how I connected the EAF to my Esprit:
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by wvreeven
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: New product announcements
Replies: 2
Views: 2842

Re: New product announcements

Many thanks in advance!
by wvreeven
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: EAF - Backlash?
Replies: 16
Views: 7860

Re: EAF - Backlash?

Remove the two bolts to the far end of the bottom plate of the focuser and attach the Takahashi mounting plate with two long Alan bolts. I can take some pics of my setup later today if you want.


Wouter
by wvreeven
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: New product announcements
Replies: 2
Views: 2842

New product announcements

Dear ZWO, This forum contains a New Products section which doesn't seem to be used very much anymore. The latest announcement was made there in October 2017 and several new products have been released by ZWO since. I know that you announce new products on your FB page but I don't use FB so often. Wo...
by wvreeven
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: EAF - Backlash?
Replies: 16
Views: 7860

Re: EAF - Backlash?

I use an EAF on a SkyWatcher Esprit 80ED and virtually encounter no backlash at all. Did you use the Takahashi Scope bracket or the original one? I use the Takahashi bracket and the EAF is attached rock solid.


HTH, Wouter
by wvreeven
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Cameras
Topic: Why am I getting this grid pattern
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Why am I getting this grid pattern

Can you post an example image, preferably one before stacking, that shows the pattern?
by wvreeven
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: SDK & Driver
Topic: ZWO ASI 120mm exposure failure on ubuntu 19.10 RPI4
Replies: 7
Views: 5005

Re: ZWO ASI 120mm exposure failure on ubuntu 19.10 RPI4

I don't own an ASI-mini but people on the indilib forum report that it works. Perhaps someone from ZWO can confirm this?


Wouter
by wvreeven
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: SDK & Driver
Topic: ZWO ASI 120mm exposure failure on ubuntu 19.10 RPI4
Replies: 7
Views: 5005

Re: ZWO ASI 120mm exposure failure on ubuntu 19.10 RPI4

The newer Linux kernels in Ubuntu 18.04 and up enforce a tighter use of the USB2 standard, which the ASI120MM (and MC) break. There is a lot of info about what's exactly wrong with the way this camera implements this standard only partially. It is actually a good thing that the kernel enforces this ...