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Old 02-12-2021, 02:55 PM
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pmrid (Peter)
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I have switched one of my rigs across to a wholly ZWO setup (except for the mount itself and scope). ASi1600MM, ASi EFW (mini - 1.25 filters), ASi EAF focuser, ASi120M guide cam all running out of an ASIair Plus mounted on the scope. Early experiments with a deep cycle battery have been been encouraging. At the moment I am using a 38 AmpHour Deep cycle from ALDI but I think I will need to scale that up to 100AH. The battery runs everything including the mount and I use my IPad to operate the ASiair. No laptop until the session ends and I transfer images for processing.

It took a bit of nail-biting to cut the laptop out of the loop but it has increased my ability to operate away from home by orders of magnitude.
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