Digital Circles for an old Cave mount?
Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:00 PM
Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:20 PM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:30 AM
I to am restoring a cave 16 inch mount and putting a 16 reflector on it. I added a object locater to another cave I owned from JMI worked great have contacted them about putting together another one for me.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:09 PM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:37 PM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:54 PM
They have settings for all types of mounts and you can get hardware packages for those types of mounts. I use one all the time with my German EQ, it doesn't even have to be Polar Aligned, just roughly N. They are push to so you can slew to your hearts desire by hand without worrying about
Mine is very very accurate, 2 stars and it is up and running in 3 minutes or less.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:16 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:27 AM
computerize that old mount.
I know a guy that has the basic Mini Max computer and hardware for a Schmidt that he is going to sell for about $125.00 you could then just buy the hardware?
Their support is outstanding! and easy to work with.
If you don't buy new PM Me and I'll hook you guys up.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:02 PM
Here's an Ek/AMT102 set up I did for a Meade LX50. The sketch lead to CAD drawing and more than two versions for brackets, etc. A foot or two of aluminum angle was sacrificed in the process. The control panel was scavanged from a dead Meade DS2000 mount's motor control board.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:41 PM
encoders, they are older but you can have them both for $40.00 if it will help you. I might even have a couple gears and belts. It is pretty nice to put a computer on those old gals..
Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:16 PM
Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:22 PM