Tom Karpf (tkarpf) Vice President, Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford www.asgh.org
Selsi 60mm f/13 Lunt 35mm Solar Scope Stellarvue SVR70ED
Astronomy Technologies AT6RC Home-built Dobsonian with home-made mirror -
8" f/6.8 Unistar Deluxe on a surveyor's tripod
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.
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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.
Quote:DaveJ, I thiink the HGM-200 & Titan are even bigger than that.
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personal website: www.wadsworthobservatory.com
Quote:How are we going to automate this? Retrofit a Gemini system to it? What about an arduino-based control system?