My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies:
Whenever I have come into large sums of money in my life, I always put half of it aside to spend on fast cars and the pursuit of loose women.
I put aside the other half to spend frivolously.
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.
Cliff Hipsher ICC USN (Ret.) '03 883 XLH Meade 2080/LXD75 (Big Blue) Meade DSI Color Meade DSI Pro TEC Cooled Celestron Neximage Celestron Radial Guider Star Guider Filter Wheel Vixen Flip Mirror Some Eyepieces Swift 7x50's Empty Wallet I.A.M.B.K. I ride. There fore I am...
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.
George You know you're getting on when the equipment you farmed with is showing up as suburban lawn ornaments.