I’ve been out of observational and astrophotography for 38 years and want to get back into it. I’m rebuilding my old telescope which unfortunately years back went through a bad divorce at the demise of the single arm fork mount I built. It was in Ski and Telescope around 1980 or so. All I have is the old tube and mirror assembly with a 12.5” full thickness F5 mirror I ground. The mirror is in the process of being cleaned and it looks like I may need to be re-polished. If I determined it does, I most likely will regrind it to a F4. or 4.5.
I’ve decided I’m going to build a new GE mount and I picked up with some nice (series one size) Byer’s rough castings and new drive gears. I done a design on an old CAD SW I have and it’s just about finished. After I do a functional review of that design I will start the machining process most likely the first week of March in my home machine shop.
My problem is the electronics as I’m near 40 years out of date. I’m currently thinking of a Sidereal Technology system and talked to Mel and I believe Dan was in the background as I asked questions. I was wondering if anyone is using their Dual Servo Telescope Controller II system? I like to get some feedback from you and others. Also, what other comparable systems are out there? Likely I'll stick with the SiTech but want to update myself on the available systems.
Edited by scadvice, 23 February 2018 - 12:49 AM.