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Old 27-06-2017, 09:20 PM
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Cabling a remote observatory - through the mount or bundled cables?

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I'm after advice from those who have setup a remote observatory on the best methods for cable management between the pier and telescope. Should I use through the mount cabling (Astrophysics mount) or bundle the cable in loop outside the mount?

Pics of your installations would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 28-06-2017, 07:41 AM
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David my remote only extends as far as the backyard but take full advantage of the AP and run thru the mount. I've had mine that way a few years now and never have to give the cables a second thought no matter where the scope points.
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My 'umbilical' hangs of the rear of the SCT in a loop which keeps it well away from the mount. Having said that, if I had a through the mount option I would certainly be using that!
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Thanks Gents,

Through the mount certainly seems to be the way to go.

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