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New setup
« on: 17:20:45, 10 October, 2015 »
Almost complete - Not happy with the wiring so may do that again  :crazy:
Managed to get everything connected through SGP so just need the clear skies now  :yakillinme:

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Re: New setup
« Reply #1 on: 17:26:54, 10 October, 2015 »
Very nice indeed, Mark...  (like the brush in the corner.... is that for the effin' spiders?)

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Re: New setup
« Reply #2 on: 17:30:32, 10 October, 2015 »
Very nice indeed, Mark...  (like the brush in the corner.... is that for the effin' spiders?)

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No, that's for the bloody cat that sits on the obsy roof at night - There's a hoover in t'other corner for spiders  :rofl:

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Re: New setup
« Reply #3 on: 17:34:55, 10 October, 2015 »
ahhh...

I have a "scarecrow" for the cats who "used" to occupy my garden - got it from Amazon originally

Strangely, they seem to be a little scared of it  :suspious: :suspious: :suspious:

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Re: New setup
« Reply #4 on: 17:56:48, 10 October, 2015 »
Ooooh want one  :thumbup: Apparently a 12 bore isn't allowed as a cat deterrent these days  :pirate:

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Re: New setup
« Reply #5 on: 17:57:33, 10 October, 2015 »
LOL I'm going to have to get me one of those! Damn Heron has eaten all my pond fish :-(

Like the Obs setup Mark, a bit dull in there though - maybe a mirror ball would brighten things up there a bit :-)

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Re: New setup
« Reply #6 on: 17:59:42, 10 October, 2015 »
LED strip lights, that's what you need for brightening up :) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-5M-SMD-5050-3528-RGB-150-300-600-LED-Strip-Adapter-IR-Remote-Waterproof-Kit-/151224383150?var=&hash=item2335acf6ae

...not convinced on the wiring, either :)
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Re: New setup
« Reply #7 on: 18:00:16, 10 October, 2015 »
Thanks Chris. Mirror ball, lasers and smoke machine would be tempting  :pirate:

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Re: New setup
« Reply #8 on: 18:02:22, 10 October, 2015 »
Tom, that was the third attempt at the wirirng. I had to wrap the Eqdir cable round the counter weight shaft for now until I can get it shortened at work. I may spend the day again tomorrow re wiring...........the missus thinks I'm mad  :rofl:

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Re: New setup
« Reply #9 on: 18:11:36, 10 October, 2015 »
My suggestion, although not sure how well it works here, is to bring all the wires to a single fixed point just above the join between the dec and Ra axis.  That point never moves.. everything rotates around it.



and then run the wires sideways (on a pole preferably) to  north of the mount where the computer is. 

In my photo I've actually rigged up a sort of "scaffold" to hold the wires.

Here it is in the bad old days
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Re: New setup
« Reply #10 on: 18:21:48, 10 October, 2015 »
Nice idea Tom. I try to keep power and data separate in case of interference (cables are shielded so it shouldn't matter too much). I guess there will never be a 'correct' way to wire up these things  :thumbup: I'm just glad nothing snags while the mount is moving

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Re: New setup
« Reply #11 on: 18:43:21, 10 October, 2015 »
I always imagine on the "big" scopes, there are people whose entire job is just cable management.

Can we hire them?!?! :)
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« Reply #12 on: 18:54:35, 10 October, 2015 »
sure can... he's called Chris Bailey :laugh:
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Re: New setup
« Reply #13 on: 18:55:09, 10 October, 2015 »
 :harhar:
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Re: New setup
« Reply #14 on: 19:07:45, 10 October, 2015 »
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