Dean of Starizona is very much on the ball. He just informed me that the problem I had last night was probably due to me putting the cog on the FeatherTouch the wrong way round. I just went out to the observatory in the twilight and found that (as per usual) Dean was quite right! I have now reversed the cog and it’s all systems go – thank you Dean!!!
Looks like it may actually start off clear tonight, would do wouldn’t it with work tomorrow – but I must give this brilliant new system a trial if at all possible. I’ll aim for a cluster in the Milky Way so I can keep to short subs and a short overall exposure time. I’m now going to try and grab an hours kip.