Zhumell Z10 Dobsonian 10" Comes with 30mm 2 inch, 9mm 1.25 inch eyepieces Highpoint Scientific 2 inch 2X ED Barlow (made by GSO) Celestron SLT102 Refractor Orion Starblast 80mm AutoTracker Refractor Comes with PL 25mm,10mm SkySafari Plus, SkEye Pro
-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
Quote:hey congratulations! please post a pic i cant picture what youre talking about. i have nexus 7 too. i usually bring a book or cloth or something to drape over it after ive consulted it.. even when (i use sky safari) its in "night mode" i find it too bright..maybe once you really get into your night vision that might help.. we had a lengthy discussion here recently about accuracy of tablet compasses and i believe they use GPS, which will give you a better aim at the north celestial pole vs the magnetic pole which isnt really what you want. um... i see you have a dob.. i guess you are not polar aligning.. why the compass comment? anyhow welcome if i didnt already and again congratulations, envious of green zone!!
Rob Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another..... Plato
Quote:Thanks for posting the pictures. I mounted my ASUS Transformer 101 10" tablet with 2 of those styrofoam pieces - I just got my first scope, the Z10 same as yours.Unfortunately, I can't get the SkEye to work as a PUSHTO aid as the tablet is still too close to the (steel) OTA. For some reason, the azimuth reading is all over the place, almost random.
- Steve"It takes all the running you can do just to stay in one place." - The Red Queen
Quote:I know this sounds silly, but try calibrating the compass while it's attached to the OTA