My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | QHY5L-II | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies:
Frank in the NJ Pinelands MI-250 * CGEM-DX * Orion Atlas EQ-G * Vixen GP-DX w/AutoStar * Vixen VC200L/R200SS * Meade 8" f/6.3 SCT * Intes-Micro M73 * Stellarvue 80/480 LOMO Triplet * Takahashi FS-60C * SXVF-H9 * Full Spectrum modded Canon T3i *
Quote:apparently a lot of parts for these can be had at www.servocity.com
Quote:Your bottom drawing looks like the front of my car engine....LOL!What mount are you wanting to do this to?
Quote: In the dark, everything sounds far louder than it really is.
Quote:I understand that all the iOptron mounts now use belts instead of a spur gear... but of course the gearhead on the servo motor is still there (and can't be easily replaced).I do know that Atlas/EQ6 mounts, with their very simple gearbox (they use steppers, hence don't need a large gear reduction) have been successfully converted to belts.http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/119826-eq6-belt-drive-modification/
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.