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Akarsh Simha

Reged: 03/27/07

Loc: Austin, TX, USA
Motorizing a 17.5" split-tube dob????
      #3810597 - 05/17/10 01:12 PM

Is such a "crazy" thing really feasible? I'd like to motorize my Discovery 17.5" f/5 Split-tube dob to "astrophotography standards". Of course, I don't want Losmandy precision -- I just need something where I can pick up 1 ~ 2 minute exposures.

Any successful attempts here? Any ideas?

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Long Achro Junkie

Reged: 12/05/07

Loc: Refractor Heaven
Re: Motorizing a 17.5" split-tube dob???? new [Re: Akarsh Simha]
      #3811745 - 05/17/10 11:22 PM

ServoCat is the best for that, I think.
I had the Dob Driver on my 12", but it wouldn't have been good enough for more than a few seconds exposure I think. Great for visual though.
Still have the Dob Driver kit, but the Dob is long gone.

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