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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 – RA Housing and Shaft Assembly (Part 1)

It’s been a while since my last progress on the equatorial mounting… But I am now officially started on the “serious” work: i.e. all of the heavy assembly work. So here’s what I have so far: Although I haven’t made any … Continue reading

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EQ-Z – Introduction

At this time, the 17″ CDK is ready for the optics which won’t be there for a few months. I spent the last few weeks finalizing the design of the equatorial mounting and other than for a couple of details, … Continue reading

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