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broca
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 03/26/10

Loc: Ocala, FL
Anyone with an image of their G11 and cable config
      #5479997 - 10/20/12 07:50 AM

I have a Losmandy G11 and was wondering how all of you configure your cables while imaging. Right now I just let the cables fall from the device (CCD, guider, dew heater and focuser). I'd just like to see a better way of managing these cables and what you have have come up with.

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dawziecat
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Reged: 10/20/10

Loc: Rural Nova Scotia
Re: Anyone with an image of their G11 and cable config new [Re: broca]
      #5480053 - 10/20/12 09:02 AM

I gather the cables and tape them to the saddle near the pivot point for the dec axis. I use the smooth version of duct tape, used for dryer venting, among other things. It is easy to tear and, at least for a week or so, leaves no sticky residue. Longer term, I can't say. I found it easier than Velcro strapping, which I was using before.

Image here.

I could care less that it's not elegant. It's convenient and it works. Having cables dragging on the camera, using the pivot-to-camera distance as a moment arm to torque on is not a good idea.

Edited by dawziecat (10/20/12 09:09 AM)


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Charlie B
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Reged: 03/22/08

Loc: Sterling, Virginia
Re: Anyone with an image of their G11 and cable config new [Re: dawziecat]
      #5480545 - 10/20/12 02:56 PM

I do a similar method but bought a bag of heavy duty rubber bands as fasteners. I reuse them til they break.

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Charlie B


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wiruna
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Reged: 08/11/06

Loc: Sydney, Australia
Re: Anyone with an image of their G11 and cable config new [Re: Charlie B]
      #5482936 - 10/22/12 12:22 AM Attachment (25 downloads)

Here's what I do with a G8; the G11 should be similar.

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