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#1 broca

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:50 AM

I have a Losmandy G11 and was wondering how all of you configure your cables while imaging. Right now I just let the cables fall from the device (CCD, guider, dew heater and focuser). I'd just like to see a better way of managing these cables and what you have have come up with.

#2 dawziecat

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:02 AM

I gather the cables and tape them to the saddle near the pivot point for the dec axis. I use the smooth version of duct tape, used for dryer venting, among other things. It is easy to tear and, at least for a week or so, leaves no sticky residue. Longer term, I can't say. I found it easier than Velcro strapping, which I was using before.

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I could care less that it's not elegant. It's convenient and it works. Having cables dragging on the camera, using the pivot-to-camera distance as a moment arm to torque on is not a good idea.

#3 Charlie B

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 01:56 PM

I do a similar method but bought a bag of heavy duty rubber bands as fasteners. I reuse them til they break.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:22 PM

Here's what I do with a G8; the G11 should be similar.

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