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wpappas53
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Relativist]
      #4441082 - 03/10/11 09:33 PM

My iPad + sky fire has sound....

Regards,

Bill


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HowardK
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: wpappas53]
      #4447133 - 03/13/11 04:31 PM

I cannot get the NSN broadcast to work with skyfire on my ipad....just says no video found........is there something i'm not doing?

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HowardK
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: HowardK]
      #4447188 - 03/13/11 04:57 PM

Ok....its working now on the ipad......but......cannot zoom in so picture is real small and cannot read the chat

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Relativist
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Reged: 10/11/03

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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: HowardK]
      #4447625 - 03/13/11 08:34 PM

Yea, that's because it's not interactive. NSN would have to change the default. Ideally the video would default to full page view.

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Widespread
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Reged: 05/11/11

Loc: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Relativist]
      #5617051 - 01/11/13 11:07 AM

I was on NSN last night, enjoying some nice comet views from Fairview Observatory, but my back gets sore from sitting at work, and I can't sit at a computer after I get home.

If I can ever view it on my iPad, I will be a regular for sure!

David

I tried to view from the iPad but couldn't.


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runner70
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Reged: 08/21/10

servocat new [Re: cloudmagnet]
      #5617146 - 01/11/13 11:59 AM

I have a servocat awaiting installation on my Meade LB16; any advice on installation, and any tips on the argo navis?

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GrassyPond
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Reged: 02/06/07

Loc: South Georgia
Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Widespread]
      #5620519 - 01/13/13 10:57 AM

Try "Puffin" browser for your iPad. Not great but it does work.

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HowardK
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: GrassyPond]
      #5621318 - 01/13/13 05:44 PM

Try PHOTON works great on my ipad...sound and cst, etc

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Widespread
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Reged: 05/11/11

Loc: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: HowardK]
      #5622527 - 01/14/13 11:45 AM

Thanks for the tips. I will try Puffin and Photon.

Cheers,
David


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Jack Huerkamp
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Reged: 10/13/05

Loc: Louisiana
Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Widespread]
      #5622681 - 01/14/13 01:24 PM

Howard,

I use Photon as well on my iPAD and it works well with NSN

Jack Huerkamp


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HowardK
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Jack Huerkamp]
      #5623130 - 01/14/13 05:41 PM

Jack

My az eq6 arrives soon
Only using her in alt az mode
Tell me......is there the cable in the box to connect the hand controller to the sky fi module?

How can i provide power to the mount with a cigar lighter socket into my 24 amp hour battery when the power connector loojs unusual with its screw on collar?


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Jack Huerkamp
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Reged: 10/13/05

Loc: Louisiana
Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: HowardK]
      #5623962 - 01/15/13 08:17 AM

Howard,

I bought the SkyWatcher cable from Souther Stars, but I think the cable that came with the mount for updating the firmware will properly interface the hand controller to the SkyFi unit.

My AZ-EQ6 came with a cable that screwed onto the mount and on the other end was a male cigarette plug. The battery box I made has 3 female cigarette plug adapters mounted to it, so I just plugged the supplied power cord into my power supply.

See the image below showing the 26AH battery box sitting on the TPI tray and spreader I added to the tripod.



Jack Huerkamp


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HowardK
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Re: The "new" Night Skies Network [Re: Jack Huerkamp]
      #5624252 - 01/15/13 11:49 AM

Jack

Thanks

Do you know the maximum load the mount can hold in alt az?


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Ed Wiley
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Kansas, USA
Re: The "new" Night Skies Network new [Re: Relativist]
      #5633983 - 01/20/13 09:51 PM

Arggg...Chrome for Android sez it does not support NSN.

Ed


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