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StarWrangler
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Byers 6" drive used in a goto mount
      #5527063 - 11/18/12 11:22 PM

I still have my 1970's 6" Byers Full Dia Drive and was wondering if it could be used
in some kind of GoTo tracking mount.

Alan O.


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tim53
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Re: Byers 6" drive used in a goto mount new [Re: StarWrangler]
      #5528912 - 11/19/12 09:57 PM

Certainly, if you run it with steppers or servo motors.

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StarWrangler
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Re: Byers 6" drive used in a goto mount new [Re: tim53]
      #5528960 - 11/19/12 10:16 PM

Thanks Tim,

I would like to see examples of others.

Alan O.


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StarWrangler
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Re: Byers 6" drive used in a goto mount new [Re: tim53]
      #5528966 - 11/19/12 10:19 PM

Quote:

Certainly, if you run it with steppers or servo motors.




Thats's a really cool Scope Tim.

Alan O.


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Re: Byers 6" drive used in a goto mount new [Re: StarWrangler]
      #5528993 - 11/19/12 10:34 PM

Hi Alan:

For a while, I had a Sidereal Technology goto kit installed in my mid-90s vintage Tak EM-500. The beauty of the system is that you can change the set the motor drive rates for multiple mounts in software. I'm sure other goto kits out there can do it as well.

-Tim.


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orlyandico
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Re: Byers 6" drive used in a goto mount new [Re: tim53]
      #5529488 - 11/20/12 07:09 AM

I converted my 1990s AP 600QMD using steppers and the German Little foot controller.

http://orlygoingthirty.blogspot.com/2012/08/astro-physics-600e-qmd-go-to-conv...

Its the cheapest new conversion (cheaper than a SiTech or Gemini 2). You can get cheaper with a used Vixen Sky sensor 2k or the auto star drive off a Meade LXD55 or 75.


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StarWrangler
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Re: Byers 6" drive used in a goto mount new [Re: orlyandico]
      #5529641 - 11/20/12 09:17 AM

Orlvandico,

That's a beautiful looking mount , CA Re: Byers 6" drive

Alan


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StarWrangler
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Re: Byers 6" drive used in a goto mount new [Re: tim53]
      #5529644 - 11/20/12 09:18 AM

That sounds cool Tim,

Thanks,


Alan


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Geo.
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Re: Byers 6" drive used in a goto mount new [Re: StarWrangler]
      #5529875 - 11/20/12 11:21 AM

Join the roboscope and picgoto yahoo groups. Lot of ingenuity there.

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StarWrangler
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Re: Byers 6" drive used in a goto mount new [Re: Geo.]
      #5529935 - 11/20/12 11:44 AM

Thanks George,

I'll check it out.


Alan O.


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