Tom Karpf (tkarpf) Vice President, Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford www.asgh.org
Quote:...Second thing im wondering about is what a common diameter for the counterweight shaft should be. Currently I designed it for 1-1/8" which is the same as the Losmandy counterweight shaft.
Dave JessieOutreach Events
Rural central lower Michigan
Quote:I've wondered why counterweights aren't compatable with common dumbell weights. They are available cheap at any 'play it again' / Dunhams / second hand sports store.
AT6RC; C6R; 8" R200SS; 10" SNT; RV6; PST Vixen GP + Starbook-S Warped LXD55 G11 Gemini-1 & DSC Gone! HGM-200 Gemini-2 Orion Starshoot DSCI2; DFK 41AF02 Sky Commander 4 SkyShed POD XL3 14.5" f5 folded Newt Finished. Now in storage. Mount for 14.5" Portable obs on 7ftx16ft utility trailer wi 8ft dome Trailer Plans Approved, Jig Built! http://cleardarksky.com/c/MCAOobMDkey.html
Quote:DaveJ, I thiink the HGM-200 & Titan are even bigger than that.
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Quote:How are we going to automate this? Retrofit a Gemini system to it? What about an arduino-based control system?