Retired pilot with interests in grinding/polishing optics and with well made/simple telescopes showing uptdated the wonders in the universe.
"Starman" Dan Doyle
Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas
Central Texas Astronomical Society
8" LX200GPS w/ST80 guidescope, Canon 350D+DSI Pro
150mm f/8 Sky Watcher Refractor
10" f/4.5 Homemade Dob RV-6 Criterion Dynascope http://www.darcstarobservatory.webs.com
C14 EdgeHD, C11 EdgeHD Zhumell 8" f/6 Newt AP1200GTO, CGEM DX, CG5-ASGT Rob Miller Tri36M tripod Canon Rebel XS, Atik 314L+, DSI pro I,II, QHY5L-II SX 7 FW with Astrodon LRGB, Ha 5nm Hutech OAG5, Rainbow Optics Grating Scorpio Observatory
Others may disagree. Your millage may vary. Void where prohibited by law.
Orion 190mm Mak-Newt iOptron iEQ45 - Modifications http://www.the3dwizard.net/index.php/astronomy/ieq45 Orion 80mm ST or 50mm Mini guider Orion StarShoot AutoGuider or QHY5L-II Canon 60D (modified by Brent Oliver) BackyardEOS, Sequence Generator Pro
--------------------------------------------------------------------------Meade 10" ClassicMeade 12" GPS UHTCMeade LXD75 6" Achromat
Quote:It would be nice though to see USB supported with maybe a built in USB hub in the mount to reduce cable clutter.
Clear skies - Jim Crazy PNW imager !
A-P Mach1 on 12" concrete pier - ROR structure.
Tak FSQ85-EDX, Tak FS-128. Orion 8" f/3.9 w/MoonLite motorized - MPCC MkIII CCD:
SBIG 8300M/FW8, Astrodon 36mm LRGB, 5nm Ha, 3nm SII, OIII - Canon EOS 6D unmod SSI3, SSAG,
Skytools3pro, MaxImDLpro, PSCS5, PSPpro, TheSkyX, TheSky6, BYE, StarTools
Orion XX14g -for visual- diags, ep's, accy tubes, Binocs .
Quote:This is something I really like about the design of the SB Paramount MX!
Andrew Celestron CPC-1100 Celestron NexStar 8SE OTA on Sirius EQ-g mount running EQMOD Orion ST-80/SSAG guiding package Coronado PST on iOptron SmartEQ Imaging Source DBK21AU04 and DMK41AU02 Mallincam Hyper Color imager My astronomy blog: http://andysastro.blogspot.com Norman OK (nearest CSC station) 73 de AE5YJ
Quote:A lot of cheap adapters on ebay claiming to have genuine prolific chipsets are actually cheap chinese bootlegs
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:Why oh why are the telescope companies so enamored with serial controllers?I have been plagued with their glitches and crashes for years as I try to connect.To load a Serial to USB controlling a telescope mount can easily become a nightmare, so come on mount manufactures...!!!!!.Please, please come up with updates that will allow us to work with newer computers and not get entangled with com port troubles and the errors that follow.Thank you so much for your understanding.Jim
Robert The more I learn, The more there is to learn! Orange Zone Dark Site 3 Mounts 4 Imaging Cameras 3 Guide Cameras OTA's = yes
8" GSO RC with CSL Moonlite FocuserTelevue TV60isLosmandy G11 with Gemini 2 (with Ovision upgrade)
SBIG STT-8300m with Self Guiding filter wheel
A wide assortment of lenses for my Canon.
Quote:Therefore, having USB or Ethernet makes things easier for most users.
Quote:Serial will be around for a long time as long as there is high voltage machines requiring data communication.. Serial is much easier at controlling isolation between the devices.. Serial is also the preferred form of communications when motors are present.
12" LX200 Classic, TMB 80SS Atik 383L+ mono, 450D(Mod), SX Lodestar Mitsuboshi OAG5, Atik EFW2 filter wheel Starizona SCT corrector Astronomik LRGB and 12nm Ha, OIII and SII filters Mitty Evolution Wedge Explora Dome, Lesvedome Automation
http://www.astrobin.com/users/budman1961/ Meade LX3 8" OTA/IEQ45 Mallincam HyperPlus Color, QHY5L-II Mono Orion Mini Finder/Guider
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is.
Quote:Another one for keyspan....have worked perfectly for me.
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