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Fastest slew in the world (apparently)

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#1 gavinm

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 11:57 PM

I have some links to this telescope - thought you might appreciate the meridian flip.. ;)

http://www.astelco.c...3_in_motion.avi

#2 mclewis1

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:18 AM

Boy that's fast ... just don't get in it's way. Can you imagine what it would do to an errant cable that got caught? (yes I know all the cables are likely threaded through the mount).

#3 mtb.daily

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:25 AM

WOW!

#4 mtb.daily

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:25 AM

You could track incoming missiles.....

#5 gavinm

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 01:48 AM

It's the only mount I know of with an emergency kill switch...just in case it slews while you are adjusting focus...

#6 gavinm

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 02:16 AM

Not our one.. but also impressive (dangerous)

I like the comment at the end about the OTA

http://www.astrosurf...deg_per_sec.avi

#7 mtb.daily

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 08:44 AM



So, with all the 'floppin' about, will the mirror flop get any better ???? Me thinks NOT!

#8 Mike Clemens

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 08:48 PM

As a nice by-product, it automatically dims the lights in the surrounding neighborhood... <rimshot> seriously have you seen the power it takes to do that?

On two serious notes, #1 what an incredible location, and #2 I do not want my eqpt to slew that fast and I would turn it way down.

#9 gavinm

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 10:40 PM

2200 W from my figures - lucky it only does those slews in emergencies..

Fastest telescope in the world .. in a vineyard.. poor guy.. life must be terrible.. 2400 clear daylight hours a year..what would you do... ;)

Just found out that it won't focus properly - million dollar telescope doesn't have a motorised focuser!!!

#10 PhilCo126

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 03:24 AM

The question asked was on the money: will the Celestron mirror survive or can they start collimating directly after this demonstration.
I'm happy enough with the slew speed on my CGEM ;)

#11 Paul Winn

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 10:41 AM

Watch out, Duck to late call 911 :p


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