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Postby focusser » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:56 pm

Many thanks to the admin for allowing me to join the group.

I'm not a newcomer to astronomy, but had a break of 10 years for various reasons, emigration and house renovation being just two of them. Now I have more free time, I'm devoting most of my spare time to astronomy, weather permitting of course. I realise I have a lot of catching up to do, technology and software have moved on since I last did any serious astronomy.

I retained most of my gear, it's a rather modest kit, but I'm in the process of upgrading it. My scopes are a 12" Orion Optics Newt, and an ED80 pro refractor, powered by an EQ6 pro mount connected to my laptop with EQmod cable. I just purchased a ZWO 120MM for a guidescope, and will be purchasing a ZWO mono for my main camera sometime in the near future, probably a ZWO ASI1600MM Pro.

Learning the new software and techniques associated with it was a challenge, one I'm still working on, hence the decision to join the group. I have sorted out plate solve with APT, which pleased me no end, and have my PHD2 guiding down to RMS 0.5-1, so room for improvement.

I hope to learn a lot from the forum, and wish you all nice clear skies, wherever you are. :))

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