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Photos from our society trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester on 22nd June 2019

Re: Science in the Park - Saturday 29th June

Michael Morris
 

Hi Everyone

Hot on the heels of last Saturday's visit to the National Space Centre, this Saturday (29th June) we are again participating in the annual 'Science in the Park' festival of science in Priory Park in Malvern (at the back of the Malvern Theatre Complex).  As in previous years will have a stand where (fingers crossed) the main attraction will be solar observing.  The weather forecast looks okay for the day.

For the last two years we have been very busy on the stand, with members each bringing along their own soar observing equipment.  This has left as equipment-rich, but personnel poor.  Each telescope must be manned at all times, so as a result we haven’t really had people available to actually talk members of the public.  So this year we are asking members NOT to bring along solar observing equipment, but instead to help with setting up (starts at 9:00 AM ish) and breaking down and with manning the stall.  Chris Livingstone will be bringing along a white light telescope and a Hydrogen Alpha telescope and the society’s Solar viewer.

 

Unfortunately, I’m still a bit crock and won’t be able to help out on the day L

These events are an important part of our remit, to educate and enthuse the public and to let them know about the society.  Please can anyone who can help out contact Chris on 01905 821103 so that we can make sure we have enough people to help promote astronomy and WAS at this important event.

Thanks

Michael Morris

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Re: Science in the Park - Saturday 29th June

Michael Morris
 
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The weather forecast for Saturday is for a really lovely day, so we expect that that stall will be very busy. Please help if you can. I'm recovering after a stint in hospital, so I won't be able to help out. 
Also, please remember to bring a sunhat and some sun tan lotion as it is forecast to be sunny and hot all day.

Photoshop CS5 disk?

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Unfortunately the main computer in my observatory has gone bang and I had to replace it. :-(
I'm slowly going through the long-winded and tedious task of re-installing all the software that was on my old machine.  However, I can't for the life of me find the installation disk for my copy of Photoshop CS5.  
Did I lend it to anyone in the society?

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ASIAIR Connect to HEQ5 M0unt

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Hi Does anyone know how to set up the ASIAIR to a Skywatcher HEQ5 mount? I have the ASIAIR connected to the mount using an RS232 cable to the handset and an RS232 cable to the mount via usb, When I try to connect the  software to the Telescope Using the Sky Watcher SynScan Beta Serial RS232 Baud 9600 I just get a message saying Connect failed Please make sure the USB to Serial cable is connected. Has anyone got any ideas as I want to use it for guiding.

Re: ASIAIR Connect to HEQ5 M0unt

Michael Morris
 

Hi Andy
Have you seen this posting on the ZWO forum?

Re: ASIAIR Connect to HEQ5 M0unt

andy@...
 

Thanks Michael

I hadn't seen that and to be honest each time I have tried to set it up it has been in the day so no star alignment was done. I am hoping for a clear night tonight so I will try to connect it again later. I am going to Lincoln tomorrow and I was hoping for a bit less light pollution there so I could take some images if I can get it all connected.

Re: ASIAIR Connect to HEQ5 M0unt

Michael Morris
 

You could easily test it in daylight by simply going through the alignment routine and just confirm the alignment step, either though they aren't actually aligned.

Re: ASIAIR Connect to HEQ5 M0unt

Christopher Mancrief
 

Another possibly useful address is https://youtu.be/TwDoKpvajoo which is a review of the ASIAIR connected to A Skywatcher scope


On 23 Aug 2019, at 18:14, Michael Morris <michaelmorris4@...> wrote:

You could easily test it in daylight by simply going through the alignment routine and just confirm the alignment step, either though they aren't actually aligned.