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#26 Ocal world

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 01:03 AM

Ordered one, and I'll check it out when it arrives.

 

Paul

Thank you, I will arrange mailing as soon as possible


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#27 Ocal world

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 01:05 AM

Thanks for the quick response. As my use case is collimating a RC-250 on Linux.. looks like this is not going to work for me right now.

I'll keep an eye on it to see when there is more data on RC collimation and Linux support (IOS support would be an acceptable solution if Linux doesn't come soon).

 

Rodolphe.

Thank you for your attention, you can also follow the experience of other users



#28 Ocal world

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 01:08 AM

Me too. This is the fastest easy looking collimation I've seen, and it threads on. Almost all issues I ever had were mechanical in nature. Whether it were a clamp ring clamping on to a laser collimator that would shift around, or even the Takahashi collimation scope which has a sliding focus which wobbles and massively moves around what you're looking at.

Thank you, I will arrange the mailing soon



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Posted 24 July 2021 - 02:01 AM

Does the PRO version only work on phones or will it also work on PC Computers?



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Posted 24 July 2021 - 03:52 AM

Does the PRO version only work on phones or will it also work on PC Computers?

Hello, the function of the mobile PRO version is used as an extension of the PC version and will only be more powerful than the PC version



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Posted 25 July 2021 - 10:59 AM

Any test cases with CDK or iDK scopes?

#32 Ocal world

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 12:27 PM

Any test cases with CDK or iDK scopes?

I haven't tested the CDK, so I can't answer for sure what the result will be, but I believe the principle is still the same.



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Posted 26 July 2021 - 08:08 AM

Looks great - is it available for us in the UK?



#34 Ocal world

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Posted 26 July 2021 - 09:15 AM

Looks great - is it available for us in the UK?

Yes, you can buy from Amazon USA, you can leave your address


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Posted 27 July 2021 - 12:53 PM

Looks great - is it available for us in the UK?

In Europe, you can order it from Artesky in Italy :

https://www.telescop...5517139301.html

https://www.telescop...5517139318.html


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Posted 27 July 2021 - 01:31 PM

Cant order from canada on amazon USA

#37 Ocal world

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 03:18 AM

Cant order from canada on amazon USA

Hello, you can order directly from the U.S. Mall 

https://www.amazon.c...ef=myi_title_dp

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 02:29 PM

Is the OCAL also able to detect focuser tilt and can it accommodate secondary offset for fast Newtonians?


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#39 Ocal world

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Posted 01 August 2021 - 12:18 AM

Is the OCAL also able to detect focuser tilt and can it accommodate secondary offset for fast Newtonians?

Hello, OCAL cannot detect the offset of the focusing device, but it can solve the offset and collimation of the secondary mirror very well.



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Posted 04 August 2021 - 05:08 PM

can you improve the tutorial videos making them slower, easier to read and a little more content as to exactly what is needed to be done, with better background music or even text to voice narration for english translation?  



#41 Ocal world

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 01:18 AM

can you improve the tutorial videos making them slower, easier to read and a little more content as to exactly what is needed to be done, with better background music or even text to voice narration for english translation?  

Your suggestion is very good. We really want to make some improvements to the video tutorial, including the audio and playback speed you mentioned, but it will take time. Before that, please read it together with the manual. May bring convenience to your understanding.
Finally, we will provide high-quality after-sales service and technical Q&A. If you don't know how to do some technology, you can log in to our official website in the contact us section and leave a message in WhatsAPP or Facebook group. I will get back to you as soon as possible.


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Posted 06 August 2021 - 07:24 AM

I am unable to connect to my OCAL Pro unit 1d33 with the Android app.  I have tried both, a Samsung Galaxy S7 phone (Android Version 8.0) and a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablet (Android Version 7.0).  With both of these, I used a Samsung USB 2.0 Micro USB Male to USB Female OTG Adapter (not included in the OCAL Pro kit).  The Android Warning message i receive is "connection error, check the hardware".  Please advise on how to correct this error.

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 10:22 AM

Update -

 

I trouble shot with the manufacturer most of the morning.  He was very helpful.  We did not resolve the issue with the Android app, but the camera is working on the laptop computer just fine. 



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Posted 07 August 2021 - 01:10 PM

Update -

 

I trouble shot with the manufacturer most of the morning.  He was very helpful.  We did not resolve the issue with the Android app, but the camera is working on the laptop computer just fine. 

Hello about the old Android phone can not use the Type-C interface, you can consider buying an adapter yourself, so you can use it

 

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Posted 08 August 2021 - 11:00 AM

I can confirm that the issue I had is now resolved and the device is working as advertised.  They have updated the software with the new patch.


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Posted 12 August 2021 - 09:48 AM

Does this work with a Hyperstar? It looks like it would just thread right on, but I want to be sure.

Thanks!

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Posted 12 August 2021 - 12:58 PM

Does this work with a Hyperstar? It looks like it would just thread right on, but I want to be sure.

Thanks!

Alan

Hi, although in principle there is no problem, we do not have a real case at the moment, so I can't promise anything like you, we would love to have a friend with a clear test in the future to prove him



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Posted 12 August 2021 - 03:30 PM

Hi, although in principle there is no problem, we do not have a real case at the moment, so I can't promise anything like you, we would love to have a friend with a clear test in the future to prove him

I'd certainly be happy to test it for you, but if I buy one and we cannot get it to work, do I have any recourse? Can I return it?



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Posted 13 August 2021 - 09:21 AM

Does this work with a Hyperstar? It looks like it would just thread right on, but I want to be sure.
Thanks!
Alan


have you already calculated the right adapter to use for the right focus? this is a very important point to achieve perfect hyperstar collimation.

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Posted 13 August 2021 - 11:42 AM

have you already calculated the right adapter to use for the right focus? this is a very important point to achieve perfect hyperstar collimation.

That's a good point. I assume that if my camera focuses, then this device should focus as well; maybe I'm wrong. It does seem to have its own focusing mechanism built in as well, but I'd like to hear from the dev if that works.




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