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Upcoming Event: Partial Lunar Eclipse - Tue, 16.07.2019 9:00pm to Wed, 17.07.2019 11:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Partial Lunar Eclipse

When: Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 9:00pm to Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 11:30pm (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

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Description: Greater than  50% partial umbral eclipse of the Moon. 
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/uk/worcester

Upcoming Event: Partial Lunar Eclipse - Wed, 07.08.2019 6:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Partial Lunar Eclipse

When: Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 6:00pm to 8:30pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

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Description: Grazing partial eclipse of the Moon

Upcoming Event: Members' Summer Star Party - Thu, 08.08.2019 8:30pm-11:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Members' Summer Star Party

When: Thursday, 8 August 2019, 8:30pm to 11:00pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:At a member's house - see files section of newsgroup for details

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Description: Members' Summer Star Party
Our annual summer observing evening from a dark sky site at one of our member's houses.  Please note that this event is only open to member's of Worcester Astronomical Society and their guests.

Upcoming Event: Perseid Meteor Shower Maxiumum - Mon, 12.08.2019 10:00pm to Tue, 13.08.2019 4:00am #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Perseid Meteor Shower Maxiumum

When: Monday, 12 August 2019, 10:00pm to Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 4:00am (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

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Upcoming Event: Members' Summer Star Party - Thu, 08.08.2019 8:30pm-11:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Members' Summer Star Party

When: Thursday, 8 August 2019, 8:30pm to 11:00pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:At a member's house - see files section of newsgroup for details

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Description: Members' Summer Star Party
Our annual summer observing evening from a dark sky site at one of our member's houses.  Please note that this event is only open to member's of Worcester Astronomical Society and their guests.

ASIAIR Connect to HEQ5 M0unt

andy@...
 

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.

Upcoming Event: Space Day at the Hive - Sat, 05.10.2019 10:30am-4:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Space Day at the Hive

When: Saturday, 5 October 2019, 10:30am to 4:00pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:The Hive, Worcester

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Description: This public event is aimed at a family audience and especially children from the age of 6 upwards. As usual, this event will be an excellent opportunity for us to promote the wonders of Astronomy to the public and to promote WAS.

FOR SALE - Skywatcher EQ8 mount + extras

Michael Morris
 

EQ8 mount + pier plate and extra counterweight
I've recently moved house and I am currently without an observatory and little realistic prospect of building a new one in the next couple of years. So it is with a heavy heart that I'm putting my 2 year old Skywatcher EQ8 mount up for sale. It comes with 2 x 10 kg counterweights, power lead (not in photos) and Synscan controller. No tripod.
Also included in the sale is a pier plate and pier extension block + an extra 7kg counterweight.
 
£1795

Upcoming Event: The Forgotten Star Atlas: John Bevis's Uranographia Britannica - Kevin Kilburn - Thu, 12.09.2019 8:00pm-9:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: The Forgotten Star Atlas: John Bevis's Uranographia Britannica - Kevin Kilburn

When: Thursday, 12 September 2019, 8:00pm to 9:30pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip. See website for details

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Description: Kevin KIlburn tells the fascinating tale of a lost masterpiece and how through diligent research, the evidence has been pieced back together of what happened to the original Atlas. 

Upcoming Event: The Forgotten Star Atlas: John Bevis's Uranographia Britannica - Kevin Kilburn - Thu, 12.09.2019 8:00pm-9:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: The Forgotten Star Atlas: John Bevis's Uranographia Britannica - Kevin Kilburn

When: Thursday, 12 September 2019, 8:00pm to 9:30pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip. See website for details

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Description: Kevin KIlburn tells the fascinating tale of a lost masterpiece and how through diligent research, the evidence has been pieced back together of what happened to the original Atlas. 

Upcoming Event: Setting up an Amateur Astronomical Observatory - Thu, 19.09.2019 8:30pm-10:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Setting up an Amateur Astronomical Observatory

When: Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:30pm to 10:00pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:Crown East Scout Hut - see website for details

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Description: How to set up your own observatory in your back garden

Upcoming Event: Setting up an Amateur Astronomical Observatory - Thu, 19.09.2019 8:30pm-10:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Setting up an Amateur Astronomical Observatory

When: Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:30pm to 10:00pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:Crown East Scout Hut - see website for details

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Description: How to set up your own observatory in your back garden

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Upcoming Event: Observing Evening (if clear) - Thu, 26.09.2019 8:30pm-10:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Observing Evening (if clear)

When: Thursday, 26 September 2019, 8:30pm to 10:30pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:Crown East Scout Hut - see website for details

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Description: A public open observing evening at the dark sky site next to Crown East Scout Hut.  Bring along your telescope or binoculars or look through the society's scope.
Check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/worcesteras after 7:45pm to check whether or not the session will be going ahead.
Please do not arrive at Crown East before 08:30pm.

Upcoming Event: Observing Evening (if clear) - Thu, 26.09.2019 8:30pm-10:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Observing Evening (if clear)

When: Thursday, 26 September 2019, 8:30pm to 10:30pm, (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Where:Crown East Scout Hut - see website for details

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Description: A public open observing evening at the dark sky site next to Crown East Scout Hut.  Bring along your telescope or binoculars or look through the society's scope.
Check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/worcesteras after 7:45pm to check whether or not the session will be going ahead.
Please do not arrive at Crown East before 08:30pm.

Viewing Cancelled 26/09/2019

Rod Stewart
 

Chris has just asked me to post that tonight's viewing is cancelled due to the threat of rain.

Regards, Rod