Re: Newbies request for help again


Jeff Hogan
 

I also either never got (or have lost) the smartphone camera adaptor.  And that’s something I never did find any instructions on how to use.  

 

I’m not even sure what it looks like; but, I am pretty sure it doesn’t exist if it is a separate component.

 

 

 

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Jeff Hogan, M.S., M.P.S.
Allied Health Nursing IS Specialist
Associate Faculty/Digital Professor
Valencia College

1800 S Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811

407-582-5564

 

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Hi Jeff, I too am a newbie and have the EXOSII, just ordered the EXOSI.  Below is my input

 


So I know it’s the iexos-100 telescope an the pmc-8 mount and there was supposed to be something with it to help take photos.  If you download the Explore stars database along with Explore stars Firmware, it will direct you  to a destination.  ( Isuggest viewing tutorials on You Tube as I did)

I have been unable to ever align this with Polaris.  I’ve been provided some great directions I’m sure; but, I can’t do it for a couple of reasons. For best results purchase Sharp Cap ($20/year), or QHY Polemaster.  You can also download Polar Scope Align in App Store or Google Play.  I personally use Sharp cap with success i never had before

I live rural and have a cheap phone that doesn’t have a fancy compass on it.  I do have a military style compass…but, I get dyslexic with which North it should face. I use my Phone compass, but have turned off magnetic North in Phone settings so it points at True North

 

During the daytime I thought I had it all aligned with the scope looking at a distant tree top and was able to get the Moon on the scope; but, at night it’s just frustrating. Your field of view is different thru the scope, again good polar align and the Explore Stars database will help.  By the way the only way I know to polar align during the day is with Polar Scope Align App

I also don’t even know how to recognize Polaris without the telescope so I’m relying heavily on the directions to be accurate. I use the trick of finding the two outward stars of the Big Dipper, continue a straight line thu these up till you see Polaris.  

I hate that we have a fairly decent system setting in our barn unused because I can’t ever figure out how to get it aligned. I too was frustrated, but many You Tube videos, plus the luxury of living near a member who frequently assists others on this forum helps.  These are just bumps in the road, you will get it, heck I could not even mount my scope correctly i the beginning

I’ve downloaded SkyMap and even bought the pro version of Polar Finder Pro but, they all assume a level of competence I clearly lack (at least in regards to this field). Try Stellarium on your computer to plan the nights viewing 

Ask me about Psychology, Public Health, or medical simulation and I’ll probably bore you with facts.   But, I’m in over my head here and need help.  Hang in There

 

If you care to contact me directly I can tell you about my learning curve

 

Frank

 

 

 

 

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Jeff Hogan, M.S., M.P.S.
Allied Health Nursing IS Specialist
Associate Faculty/Digital Professor
Valencia College

1800 S Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811

407-582-5564

 

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-- Hi Jerry, an update regarding sqlite file. I have now managed to download and unzip the database including an old version (I assume) of the sqlite file, but this is dated 2019 and doesn't open the latest database under the ES App!
Brian Skinner
iEXOS100
Canon 1300d dslr
Various lenses
ES Polar scope
Sequator image stacker
PIXR image editor

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