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Pulsar Observatory Build - Power Interface Requirements


DeepSkyMan
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Hi there everybody, hope you are all keeping sane during COVID.  As already revealed in an earlier thread I will be building an observatory this year.  Whilst it’s a bit early for the exterior elements of the build, I’m keeping busy putting together all the accessories I will need from an interior perspective.  In doing so I’ve discovered a couple of thorny issues.

1/.  I will need a 2.1mm power lead from Vixen to connect up to my new Pegasus UPB2; oh and just saying, what a fantastic piece of kit it is too.  If needs be I can always buy in the whoppingly over-priced AC/DC adapter from Vixen, however I really would like to power everything from a central core, rather than adding to the electrical spaghetti with independent power units.

2/.  There is also an issue with my Atik Horizon.  Due to the fact that my little SXW is already stressed to the max, I can’t go with the preferred format of mounting the UPB2 on the mount or OTA, instead I will have to locate it as high up the pier as I can, which means that the power cable needs to be longer.  In addition, I will need to source a power lead from somewhere that will interface to the UPB2 and the Atik.  Had a look on the Atik website and there don’t seem to be any options in this regard.

So I’m hoping that someone has had to deal with similar issues in the past and will be able to offer some much needed advice.😀

 

Kind Regards

Paul.

 

 

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