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Chris Shillito's EQASCOM tutorials
« on: 20:15:39, 01 October, 2010 »
A very nice set of video utube presentations for the talented EQMOD programmer :-



Well done Chris - stonkin'

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Re: Chris Shillito's EQASCOM tutorials
« Reply #1 on: 11:21:45, 05 October, 2010 »
Cheers Phil - will check them out :thumbup:

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Re: Chris Shillito's EQASCOM tutorials
« Reply #2 on: 20:20:47, 05 October, 2010 »
Cool!  I have been using an old version, just got my mount talking to me now, though I would really like a sexy female voice installed  8)
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Re: Chris Shillito's EQASCOM tutorials
« Reply #3 on: 21:06:57, 05 October, 2010 »
You is as sad as me, Mr. Swash!  :harhar:

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Re: Chris Shillito's EQASCOM tutorials
« Reply #4 on: 23:40:11, 08 July, 2011 »
Chris's videos are excellent, EQMOD is a brilliant piece of software and Chris's support for it is A1 I'm just getting to grips with EQMOD and both the videos and Chris himself have been invaluable.

is the cheque in the post Chris?  ;)

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Re: Chris Shillito's EQASCOM tutorials
« Reply #5 on: 23:44:08, 08 July, 2011 »
Dion... I must take this opportunity to thank you for the utube vids you have done... I didn't think I could learn any more about EQmod, having used it since it's inception (even build my own EQdir dongle at the time)... but I didn't know that you could use ASCOMPAD to control the focuser via my Rumblepad...

Goes to show that even an old dog CAN learn new tricks...

Nice 1, matey...

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btw, what is you accent?  (I'd rather ask than get it wrong... from an old Boltonian)

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Re: Chris Shillito's EQASCOM tutorials
« Reply #6 on: 11:48:55, 09 July, 2011 »
Swashy - you can record any voice you like and get EQMOD to use it  :thumbup:
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Re: Chris Shillito's EQASCOM tutorials
« Reply #7 on: 12:11:03, 09 July, 2011 »
Dion... I must take this opportunity to thank you for the utube vids you have done... I didn't think I could learn any more about EQmod, having used it since it's inception (even build my own EQdir dongle at the time)... but I didn't know that you could use ASCOMPAD to control the focuser via my Rumblepad...

Goes to show that even an old dog CAN learn new tricks...



Nice 1, matey...

Phil..

btw, what is you accent?  (I'd rather ask than get it wrong... from an old Boltonian)



I'm not far up the road from Boltonium, mine is a rather strong Oldham accent, I was born and bred in Oldham, lived near Bolton for about ten years after I got married, in a place called Tyldesley. Thanks for the comments on the vids, I'm planning to do one on the Synguider this weekend if I find time. With ascompad you can also control the speed of the focuser motor/steps etc. I'm currently discussing with my designer collegue about building up a number of the ASCOM USB focuser controllers that are in a couple of my vids. The outlay for parts for a batch of ten is a bit high but I think the demand is there for them so i think we'll go ahead and make some.

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Re: Chris Shillito's EQASCOM tutorials
« Reply #8 on: 12:15:55, 09 July, 2011 »
Swashy - you can record any voice you like and get EQMOD to use it  :thumbup:

"your weapon is now aligned big boy!"  has a definite ring to it

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Re: Chris Shillito's EQASCOM tutorials
« Reply #9 on: 12:28:11, 09 July, 2011 »

I'm not far up the road from Boltonium, mine is a rather strong Oldham accent, I was born and bred in Oldham, lived near Bolton for about ten years after I got married, in a place called Tyldesley. Thanks for the comments on the vids, I'm planning to do one on the Synguider this weekend if I find time. With ascompad you can also control the speed of the focuser motor/steps etc. I'm currently discussing with my designer collegue about building up a number of the ASCOM USB focuser controllers that are in a couple of my vids. The outlay for parts for a batch of ten is a bit high but I think the demand is there for them so i think we'll go ahead and make some.


I was born & spent my first few years in Bolton...   yep - sounded like the dulcet tones from "ohwldum".. mines been slightly southernised but I'm near Peterborough now...

Any thoughts on maybe getting the USB controllers in kit form perhaps?  There are a lot of people here who, like me, have had a lot of experience putting that sort of thing together.... even doing a bit of their own PCB stuff..

Good luck..

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« Reply #10 on: 13:06:33, 09 July, 2011 »
Well, we did discuss that, but a couple of the bits are a bit expensive, and the kit method is a bit prone to abuse, it's a support nightmare to have to cope with those who see the kit as a cheap, easy option and find themselves out of their depth and/or the mickey takers who screw something up and then you get the dilemma of did they blow it or was it a genuine faulty part.

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Re: Chris Shillito's EQASCOM tutorials
« Reply #11 on: 20:54:55, 09 July, 2011 »
Thank you Chris. I found the Eqascom tutorials easy to follow and very helpful. I am quite new to astronomy and find learing on my own a bit slow.
Your tutorials opened up new areas of the software for me to use.
Thanks Phil for pointing in the right direction.
Now I need to sort out Maxim

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Re: Chris Shillito's EQASCOM tutorials
« Reply #12 on: 21:42:19, 09 July, 2011 »
 :harhar:

I gave up on the sexy voices! it is a machine afterall, not a woman!

I'd settle for Dions, 'Ello Egen' northern tones if i had to

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