Tag Archives: EQ mount

EQ-Z-Final

EQ-Z – Final Assembly

Well, the EQ-Z mount is finally complete. At this time, the mirrors have been glued with RTV to their support cells. I think next week-end will be first light. Hopefully I can test and configure the mount before then. Since … Continue reading

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EQ-Z – DEC Housing and Shaft Assembly (Part 2)

I picked up the screws I was missing last week-end to install the encoder read head, counterweight bar, the rear RA shaft cover. I had to have the cables well routed in both shaft before I could any adjustment to … Continue reading

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EQ-Z-DEC-ASSY-PART-1

EQ-Z – DEC Housing and Shaft Assembly (Part 1)

With the mount’s base and RA assembled I was finally able to start working on the declination axis! I started by finishing all of the cabling. There was still a bit of work left there. I managed to keep everything clean … Continue reading

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EQ-Z-In-Ob

EQ-Z – Moved to Z-One Observatory

Finally! With both the interior and exterior of the observatory finished (minus a couple details here and there…) I was finally able to plan the move of the RA housing (largest sub-assembly of the entire EQ-Z mounting) into the observatory. … Continue reading

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EQ-Z – RA Housing and Shaft Assembly (Part 3)

Quick and final update for the RA assembly. I’ve already started working on Declination parts and hopefully I will start putting the Declination assembly together. The toughest part (the shaft) is done – I am anxious to have everything ready … Continue reading

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Gemini2-ASCOM

Gemini-II – Ascom

For the first 8 months I’ve used my Losmandy G11 with Gemini-II I only used the Hand Controller to slew, center, create models, auto-guide, etc. In some ways, I am glad I did: it was pretty instructive. Then the firmware … Continue reading

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