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Old 28-01-2017, 02:47 PM
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OH A HUGE FACEPALM FOR ME

Going over everything again today I realised I transposed the RA and DEC cables



I spent 4 hours on it last night, frustrated. I could get it to move down a reticule line without the drive on in both axis but them tracking on it went diagonally. the importance of photos, I wentto look at some of my old setup dome images and something stood out to me - highlighting what an idiot I really am, I transposed the drive cables
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"LABELS" Dave ..............LABELS!

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"LABELS" Dave ..............LABELS!

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ok ok i know - with new school year there should be a label maker available to sort this one out
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Make sure you label them right......


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waiting for some cloud to clear so i can re drift align
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still waiting
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bought a new battery for the dome rotation after the current one failed. 97 dollars later have it on charge now before i install it.
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finally have the dome rotation working

i finally managed to get the dome working today and have it move majestically with the scope and mount - well it doesn't do that really, just a lot of grinding and clattering then stop with an open hole in front of the scope

but it seems to work

i finally worked out i had a number of errors and problems
1. me
2. a dicky reed switch (last thing changed)
3. software, or should be called softWAR
4. combination of all above

and what happens after i get all this to work............cloud
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That track looks a bit rusty mate! What's your PE on the dome?
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That track looks a bit rusty mate! What's your PE on the dome?
its a bit rough, probably better than an eq2
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have a few of those this year

the thing is that a $6 part broke which was stuffing up the dome rotation, i was glad i managed to find out what it was and fix it.

i have plans for long day solar imaging to make some animations like i used to - but better so that they don't look amateurish

Its a looooong process..........
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well done Dave you need to put some silicon spray around the track
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well done Dave you need to put some silicon spray around the track
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the RASA in the doghouse

the celestron 11" RASA was installed then pulled down for the planetary setup
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