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3D Printed Baffle extension and reducer
3D Printed Baffle extension and reducer
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Voyager 2 node array local field focusing
Voyager 2 node array local field focusing
Grease on my ASI2600, this was easily cleaned!
Grease on my ASI2600, this was easily cleaned!
Enclosed electronics
Enclosed electronics
Roof AC control panel
Roof AC control panel
Roof AC infrastructure
Roof AC infrastructure
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IMG_4518.HEIC
Roof AC real lights rough-in!
Roof AC real lights rough-in!
Flat panel prototype
Flat panel prototype
Looks nice and neat, not typical
Looks nice and neat, not typical
You can see the roof of the Annex covered in the snow a couple of weeks ago. Just swallowing up the screw drive opener for JRO.  This is not good and is the driver for the automated roof snow/ice melt system.
You can see the roof of the Annex covered in the snow a couple of weeks ago. Just swallowing up the screw drive opener for JRO. This is not good and is the driver for the automated roof snow/ice melt system.
TACS 7.1 in action on New Year's Eve 2020 across my 4 monitors imaging the Rosette nebula in narrowband on both my FSQ85 and RC simultaneously.
TACS 7.1 in action on New Year's Eve 2020 across my 4 monitors imaging the Rosette nebula in narrowband on both my FSQ85 and RC simultaneously.
This is a screenshot of me imaging the Rosette nebula on the left with the RC and on the right with the Takahashi
This is a screenshot of me imaging the Rosette nebula on the left with the RC and on the right with the Takahashi
Atik 16200 w/ Atik EF3 sporting Chroma 3nm filters and an Atik OAG leveraging a Lodestar carried by a Moonlite WR25 rotator and focuser on my 14" GSO RC telescope
Atik 16200 w/ Atik EF3 sporting Chroma 3nm filters and an Atik OAG leveraging a Lodestar carried by a Moonlite WR25 rotator and focuser on my 14" GSO RC telescope
Atik 16200 w/ Atik EF3 sporting Chroma 3nm filters and an Atik OAG leveraging a Lodestar carried by a Moonlite WR25 rotator and focuser on my 14" GSO RC telescope
Atik 16200 w/ Atik EF3 sporting Chroma 3nm filters and an Atik OAG leveraging a Lodestar carried by a Moonlite WR25 rotator and focuser on my 14" GSO RC telescope
Snow doesn't stop me!
Snow doesn't stop me!
Snow doesn't stop me!
Snow doesn't stop me!
Snow doesn't stop me!  The roof was real heavy with it being 1/2 covered in snow.  I had to help it open and close.  If the snow melt system works well on the Annex, I may do the same for JRO's roof.
Snow doesn't stop me! The roof was real heavy with it being 1/2 covered in snow. I had to help it open and close. If the snow melt system works well on the Annex, I may do the same for JRO's roof.

Latest News



3-Nov-2022  My first PLA correction baffle has deteriorated so I printed a new one-piece baffle.  This new baffle only

               needs about 1/2 a loop of electrical tape to give it a nice snug fit on the RC.  You can download my 14"

               Carbon fiber RC corrector baffle .stl here, pictures are below. New screw drive opener installed.  Frost

               has become a big problem with IR park detection sensors so I am trying to move to Ultrasonic sensors

               which seem to be working.  I have also moved to one SkyRoof for the observatory that is not connected

               to either mount.  Still working out all the kinks.

11-Sep 2022:  I have both mounts working together autonomously!  All the heavy lifting in AOPs is done, AOPs

                 has evolved to version 8.1.39.  Only making minor tweaks these days.  AOPs gives me the ability to

                       do many things regarding controlling operations.  It allows me to pick which mount or mounts are in

                       play.  It allows me to set a No second chance flag so that if it closes for weather and conditions

                       improve later it will not start again.  I can set a Force Flag to force it to not start tonight or to start

                       tonight disregarding the weather forecast.  Under normal circumstances, the forecast is the final

                       criteria used to determine if it should start.

18-July 2022:  I've moved to Voyager Advanced for image acquisition!

                        Autonomous Operations v3 (AOPS) is currently in development.

                        Coming Soon: Control over forecasting and automation while facilitating autonomous operations!

                        I have not been very productive for the last 6 months.  Mostly due to frustrations with the RC.