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The Untidiest Cables competition

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mikeDnight    3,600
3 hours ago, iPeace said:

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Can I get special credit for not being an imager?

:grin:

You should get at least some bonus points for having a tube ring fetish. :grin:

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carastro    2,153
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Can I get special credit for not being an imager?

Blimey why do you need all those cables for being an observer? Well dew straps maybe and power. 

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coatesg    220

I'll throw this in, but kinda cheating, as I'm in the process of sorting out the wiring on the big scope so it's all disconnected.

Eventually, there will be one (maybe two) cables to the scope (and a micro PC on the scope) and that's it. Maybe.

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iPeace    2,211
8 hours ago, carastro said:

Blimey why do you need all those cables for being an observer? Well dew straps maybe and power. 

It's an old photo of my dew strap fixation... I have moved on since  :rolleyes2:

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Gina    8,498

I learnt my lesson with loose cables early on in my imaging when they caught up and spoilt my imaging run!  So about the only things that are tidy around me are cables :D

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Macavity    2,813

Hmm... Most cables will simply pull out of sockets - A bent plug at worst? :o 
Some cables are made of sterner stuff! lol I just managed to stop a fast slew
of a (then tripod) HEQ5. A "caught" BNC Coax (Integrating Video Camera) 
had already pulled the tripod onto just two legs. :eek: 

I admire folks who image for hours! Despite CCD camera Obsy monitoring,
I still "nip out" often to check that nothing has "caught up on anything"...
Rather negating the point of "Remote Control"? :D

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Horwig    774

Here's my collection of assorted/untidy bits of wire...

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Oh, you mean ASTRO cabling! I can't compete there, mine are all well behaved:icon_biggrin:

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JOC    1,309

I only have two cables on my non imagine Dob.  The one I constantly swear about is when I've finally achieved a calibrated GoTo and have just started to enjoy myself, only to find in the dark that I haven't spotted that the mains cable has wound itself around the base until it goes 'dink' and pulls out the mains cable where upon I lose the lot and am back to square one!!  However, if you really want to open up this comp. You should include 'the back of TV!!'

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Horwig    774
1 minute ago, JOC said:

However, if you really want to open up this comp. You should include 'the back of TV!!'

:icon_biggrin::icon_biggrin::icon_biggrin: Now you're talking!!!

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carastro    2,153
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 if you really want to open up this comp. You should include 'the back of TV!!'

Let's keep this thread to asto kit cables.  

Closing date ends on 21st so get posting folks.

Carole

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