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Show us your telescope "spaghetti"

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Telescope spaghetti, a dark art that needs to be revealed. Good or bad, neat or appalling (like mine) lets have a look. How neat are your cable clips, or do you let it all hang out?ūüôĄ.

 

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It's chucking down ATM but when we get a dry spell I'll get a couple of photos. Fortunately most of my wiring runs through the mount axles.

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3 minutes ago, DaveS said:

Fortunately most of my wiring runs through the mount axles.

Posh or whatūü§£

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With my style of observing, there is none. :smile:

I only have tracking, with two scopes requiring just a single power cord.

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I let it all hang out, enlarge for full effect - lol

N.B. dual rig so both (covered) laptops being used. 

Carole 

 

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Carole,I like the especially engineered¬† "Tupperware" cable management system. Nice touchūü§£.

 

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Here is mine. There isn't any :smiley:

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,I like the especially engineered  "Tupperware" cable management system

Tupperware?

Do you mean my plastic box under the Mount.  I always have that underneath to keep the electrics off the damp ground and keep as much dew off as possible.   This is at kelling Heath and at the end of a the night;s imaging I lift all the cables up and put a cover over the rig.   Close the electrics plastic box with the lid (having cut out a small slot under the lid to pass through a few cables, and then lift the hook up which is in a waterproof bag and put it on top to stop the wind blowing the lid off.  This has survived multiple camps over 9 years even when it has rained. 

I also normally keep my laptop in a plastic box with closeable flap to keep the damp off  the laptop.  The one on the left of the picture was a make shift box as I had lent my 2nd box to a friend who hadn't thought about laptop protection.

Carole

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I've installed an RPI3B+ at the mount plus a power distribution box with 12v powered USB hub.

I only have the power cord dangling from the mount... that is until I get my hands on a radioisotope thermoelectric generator that I can attach to the mount. It is a work in progress :) 

Here is a picture with my old HEQ5 mount with the box installed on the side of the OTA.

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I like your laptop box, where did you find that?

I have recently made some waterproof bags out of supermarket stiff carrier bags that will flatten to transport, and when I have left the laptop chugging away will velcro together (with the laptop lid closed).  I have yet to try them out but the idea is to replace the large plastic boxes I currently use which are rather cumbersome and take up a lot of space and can get blown off the table.

Carole 

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In the background, the only one missing is the Cat5e cable that goes from the hub on the tripod spreader to my laptop in the house

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23 hours ago, DaveS said:

It's chucking down ATM but when we get a dry spell I'll get a couple of photos. Fortunately most of my wiring runs through the mount axles.

As promised

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1 hour ago, carastro said:

I like your laptop box, where did you find that?

I have recently made some waterproof bags out of supermarket stiff carrier bags that will flatten to transport, and when I have left the laptop chugging away will velcro together (with the laptop lid closed).  I have yet to try them out but the idea is to replace the large plastic boxes I currently use which are rather cumbersome and take up a lot of space and can get blown off the table.

Carole 

Bought it from iCap Pro

http://www.e.icap-shop.com/icap-pro-cover/icap-mid-pro.html

It is expensive but is a nice features ! It is foldable (pop up tent like) and does not leak light so I can have my laptop at full brightless without bothering people around me. I like it lot :) 

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18 hours ago, carastro said:

Thanks, does it easily fold up? 

These days I just fold it so it is flat and I do not bother to fold it to its pocket size form :)

Let's just say that the folding part is kind of like folding a map, you can get it right once in a while but most of the time it just ends in a very frustrating experience...

But apart from that, it is a very good product.

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Thanks Vox, it's good to know as a back up if my Supermarket bag conversion doesn't work.

Carole 

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Unfortunately this was a little untidy the other night, cold as wellūüėŹ

Carole, I bought one of those i-caps for when I travel, not used it yet but they look very good.

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The EQ8 isn't the easiest to route cabling around but this works and is tidy enough.  =]

 

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only 3 cables going down, 2 power and 1 USB.

All other cables ar the shortest possible (usb and power) others (dew straps) ar rolled up.

A shorter eqdir cable would be handy.

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On 13/12/2019 at 02:14, Jkulin said:

Unfortunately this was a little untidy the other night, cold as wellūüėŹ

Carole, I bought one of those i-caps for when I travel, not used it yet but they look very good.

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BBRRRRRRRR.ūüźß

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