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#1 StarWrangler

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:22 PM

I still have my 1970's 6" Byers Full Dia Drive and was wondering if it could be used
in some kind of GoTo tracking mount.

Alan O.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:57 PM

Certainly, if you run it with steppers or servo motors.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

Thanks Tim,

I would like to see examples of others.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:19 PM

Certainly, if you run it with steppers or servo motors.


Thats's a really cool Scope Tim.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:34 PM

Hi Alan:

For a while, I had a Sidereal Technology goto kit installed in my mid-90s vintage Tak EM-500. The beauty of the system is that you can change the set the motor drive rates for multiple mounts in software. I'm sure other goto kits out there can do it as well.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:09 AM

I converted my 1990s AP 600QMD using steppers and the German Little foot controller.

http://orlygoingthir...d-go-to-conv...

Its the cheapest new conversion (cheaper than a SiTech or Gemini 2). You can get cheaper with a used Vixen Sky sensor 2k or the auto star drive off a Meade LXD55 or 75.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:17 AM

Orlvandico,

That's a beautiful looking mount , CA Re: Byers 6" drive

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

That sounds cool Tim,

Thanks,


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:21 AM

Join the roboscope and picgoto yahoo groups. Lot of ingenuity there.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:44 AM

Thanks George,

I'll check it out.


Alan O.






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