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  1. On 13/02/2019 at 17:34, Nightwatchman said:

    Thanks Steve, I'll take some photos when assembled in March. Is your T10 belt 16mm wide and the sprocket 40 tooth?

    YesĀ  T10 belt 16mm wide and the sprocket 40 tooth. I purchased a second hand 12v car wiper motor with a mounting configuration that suited my Dome. But I had to add a motor controller to reduce the motor speed. You need to slow the motor down, so that the Dome completes a full rotation in around 90 seconds.


  2. I've used SGPro for around 3 years after migrating from MaximDL v5xx and could not justify paying the increase to v6. SGPro fit the bill as I'm observatory based, and, with any software that goes a long way to automating your imaging sequences, there is a learning curve. You can find lots of information youtube and astro foums, including Main Sequence (SGPro) about setting up your particular equipment. Once set correctly it runs a dream.


  3. 6 hours ago, Gina said:

    The roof latch solenoid has arrived so here's a photo together with a steel rule to show size, which may be a tad small.Ā  I think I shall implement my lever idea as shown below to give more holding the roof closed.Ā  The lever design will need to be such that there is minimal amount of possible roof movement when roof closed and latched.


    Hi Gina

    That is exactly the type of solenoid I require for dead locking my shutter.....When I automate it this summer.


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