paulgrover68 Posted November 30, 2020 Share Posted November 30, 2020 Here's my main setup as of October. If you don't like cables - look away now. I'll come back to the cables later...The mount is an EQ6 I bought around 10 years ago. It was in storage for a while. I uprated the bolts after the OEM ones bent (because they are made from cheese).There's an iPolar electronic polar scope camera thing on the front. Not visible is the Pegasus pocket power box on the other side. There's a 4 port powered USB hub velcroed under the counterweight bar.I run off mains using a 12v 5w Baader PSU. It's damp proof, but I do need to box my extenstion cables.The scope is an Altair 72EDF. It's fitted with a super-duper filter drawer (also from Altair). The camera is ZWO 294MC-PRO. It's currently using a cheapy USB dew heater. Dew straps are a rare commodity it seeems... At least in the size I need.The guidescope is a SvBony 50mm scope with a helical focuser. It's a good little scope, but the focuser can sometimes feel tight. The guidecam is a ZWO MM120 Mini. I'm currently ST4 guiding as it works and I don't want to mess with it.Everything runs from an ASUS Nitro gaming laptop - which is abit overkill, but also is great for stacking images quickly at the end of the session.The cables look untidy, even though I spent the afternoon working on them. There are a couple of reasons. Firstly I need to get better dew heater so I can run it from the PPB. This will allow me to snap them together and route them with more style. It will also mean I can go to a non powered hub, reducing one more cable. This mount sometimes carries 200P-DS so the camera cable and ST4 have to be long enough to use with both scopes. When I go to pulse guiding I can lose at least one...Currently I run two cables back to the laptop. My EQDIR cable seems not too like hubs - it doesn't fit snugly and disconnects.So it's all pretty simple. Cables are bit messy still, but snag free. It's all a bit of a work in progress! 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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