I am new to this and have just upgraded my astro system. I would like some input and suggestions about my new rig. I have 12kg payload on the mount which is a CG 5 GT and max payload is 15.8 so 15.8 minus 75% = 12kg will this work?? it is balanced well.Even though I will be installing a kendrick dew heater on the front lens will I still need a dew gaurd?
Take a look at the picture see if you can spot any faults or things I might have missed. The imager is under the scope for balance and I think it will make polar alignment much easier because of positioning during mount alignment why i never though of this before I will never know... Takes the gymnastics out alignment.
Skywatchers 190 PRO Mak-Newt 10kg!
Lunatico 60mm guidescope with nexguide camera running on an a 6v 4amp/h battery (small model battery)
Kendrick heating system running on a 12v 7 amp/h battery (small motor cycle battery)
CG 5 GT Advanced refurbished mount running on a 12v 19 amp/h (jump start pack)
Hp tablet PC running on battery emulator connected to 1100 amp jump start pack (same as mount battery) 5 hours running time including on board battery.
Meade Deep Sky Imager III color (Havent tried it yet)
Celestron Neximage planetary CCD
HardwareCelestron 6" NewtSkywatchers 200PDS 8"Skywatchers 190 PRO Mak-Newt 7.5"Lunatico 60mm GuidescopeNeximage guide camera.Canon 550D.Meade DSI III color.Neximage planatery CCDCG 5 GT Advanced series tuned by me!!
Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll get lots of meaningful suggestions from this group. When I see rigs like this it reminds me why i'm very happy with my DOB and am satisfied by seeing the photos by the wire cluttered set.
I almost put my foot in my mouth and made a comment about how at least you should rough set your latitude angle unless you live near the North Pole then I saw where you were located.
Looking forward to seeing your results. Ken
EASY DUDE, THERE WILL BE ANOTHER WAVE
From San Diego, Zhumell Z10 (Bubba is for all around observing)Telrad, Vixen VMC110L on a Porta Mount II, Bushnell 10x50 (for beach) Garrett 10x50 classics (for Sylvia), Zhumell 80x20 on their Pro tripod(cuz they were cheap and sylvia digs 'em), 1.75 readers (so I can find the other stuff)
I went further north in the country last winter to chase the northern lights and I had to drop the back leg to get it lined up. It was also -27deg So it was set up then pack up and make a run for the warmth. It will be interesting to see how many cables crack this winter!! Yes the cables are a bit messy but I am waiting for a few more bits before measuring cutting and re-solder them. I put it together in the late hours of last night after the family went to bed. Just got an idea I´ll run what I can throw a 1/2 inch pipe insulation.
-27!!! That would give me cable trouble that not even 1/2" pipe insulation would touch. Glad my DOB is in San Diego. -27!! Please send pics of the Northern Lights because I never want to get that close to them. Latitude 32 is my happy place.
I have taken the same Genesis Partner APIs used in the Ruby example and implemented them in Python. I used python-suds-0.3.7 for the soap calls. I had to make sure that the suds directory was in PYTHONPATH