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Paramount ME, EdgeHD 11 inch, Moontlite autofocuser Heavy duty, Optex Pyxis LE rotator, Starlight-Express H18 with 7 position filter wheel and a lodestar guider on OAG.

Going to rip the entire setup down in a month and will be redoing my deck, reinstalling the pier to make it more sturdy, and assembling an automated dome, then I'll need a skycam and I'll be ready for ACP software.

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Comment by Gary Colwell on March 27, 2012 at 3:32pm

nice paramount!...our club paramount just lost the motherboard last night....bummer...

I usually fire up the sky 6 to get the ball rolling....i use EQMOD on my NEQ6 mount...then i fire up ACP and it starts MaximDL and focus mac...in ACP planner i simply select the object I want./...the number of exposures....then voila...auto slew to the object...plate solve to centre the object, focus and start shooting......

Comment by Charles Dunlop on March 27, 2012 at 3:27pm

ahhhh. Maybe I'll align using sky 6, that AND SkyX came with my mount.

Comment by Gary Colwell on March 27, 2012 at 3:24pm

prolly do in SKY X...I dont like that program as much as the Sky 6......

Comment by Charles Dunlop on March 27, 2012 at 3:00pm

For some reason I thought you needed the camera plugin from software bisque in SkyX to do that.

Comment by Gary Colwell on March 27, 2012 at 2:35pm

No I am using the sky 6 and the camera plugin with Maxim DL

Comment by Charles Dunlop on March 26, 2012 at 9:04pm

Gary are you running ACP through the SkyX camera plugin?

Comment by Gary Colwell on March 26, 2012 at 5:47pm

Did a 200 point -tpoint model and plate solving is working just great.....never in my wildest dream did i figure on automation.,....

Comment by Gary Colwell on March 26, 2012 at 5:44pm

I use ACP Planner.....focus max for focusing, sky 6 for pointing and Maxim DL for image capture...still using images plus for processing

Comment by Gary Colwell on March 26, 2012 at 5:42pm

Comment by Charles Dunlop on March 26, 2012 at 5:30pm

Gary, are you using scheduler? That just seems too unreal to have the scope totally automated like that, amazing.

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