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DIY tracking collision protection for Tak mounts

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#1 shams42



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

I love my NJP but I've experienced two pier collisions due to meridian flip failure using automated imaging software. I am developing a device for turning the mount off should the meridian flip fail.

Here's a video of my progress thus far:
DIY Arduino-based tracking protection for telescope mount

#2 James_826


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

Cool setup, I love to see Aurduinos showing up in more and more astronomy projects. Currently I am working on a dew heater control. You might want to post up your code to share with everyone so they see how simple these things are to code.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

I had the same thing happen on the EM400 such a great mount but not great for automation in an observatory
that is a very simple solution thanks for sharing


#4 brave_ulysses


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

nice idea. is there any way for you to force a meridian flip and continue imaging if the sensor detects the automated meridian flip has failed?

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