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by oldfield
Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas?
Topic: USB controller for TG-SP II or any other mount?
Replies: 10
Views: 10628

See this document for a way to modify your handcontroller to add an ST-4 compatible autoguide port to it: http://store.shoestringastronomy.com/downloads/TakTG_HCMod.pdf I checked that standard TTL current is like 0.4mA but the coil of the relay you suggested requires 25mA... So the GPUSB adapter ac...
by oldfield
Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Third-Party Hardware and Software
Topic: GPUSB and relay
Replies: 0
Views: 5056

GPUSB and relay

question removed.
by oldfield
Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Two focusing motors for guiding?
Replies: 1
Views: 3876

Two focusing motors for guiding?

Suppose I've a manual EQ mount with only RA tracking, and I remove the manual slow motion knobs and attach two focusing motors to them, one for RA fine adjustment and one for DEC fine adjustment, given the RA manual control knob can be used whilte the RA motor is running for it has a slip clutch the...
by oldfield
Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:47 am
Forum: Third-Party Hardware and Software
Topic: tech2000
Replies: 1
Views: 3950

Re: tech2000

Paul Schofield wrote:hi

does anyone know if its possibe to run a "tech2000"dob-driver2 scope through either "starry night pro 5 " or " the sky 6"

thanks
no
by oldfield
Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas?
Topic: USB controller for TG-SP II or any other mount?
Replies: 10
Views: 10628

dpanderson wrote:See this document for a way to modify your handcontroller to add an ST-4 compatible autoguide port to it:
http://store.shoestringastronomy.com/do ... _HCMod.pdf
thanks!
by oldfield
Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: New Product Ideas?
Topic: USB controller for TG-SP II or any other mount?
Replies: 10
Views: 10628

by oldfield
Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas?
Topic: USB controller for TG-SP II or any other mount?
Replies: 10
Views: 10628

oldfield, Page 5 of this document is exactly what I need. I have a lot of other projects going on right now, so it may be months before I could even think of getting to this, but I will consider it. If nothing else, I think the handcontroller can be modified to add an ST-4 compatible guide port. Ho...
by oldfield
Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: FCUSB X 2
Replies: 9
Views: 9178

It might be off topic.

But I wonder if a FCUSB and be used with other products from you? Like one FCUSB, one GPUSB, and one DSLR shutter control?
by oldfield
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: JMI NGF-S
Replies: 3
Views: 6143

The box arrived today, pretty quick! I've done a quick summary about all the computer focusing solutions which I've tried during the last year on my remote solar telescope project, and the FCUSB is by far the cleanest and the best! Thank you for the great product. My brief summary can be found here:...
by oldfield
Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas?
Topic: USB controller for TG-SP II or any other mount?
Replies: 10
Views: 10628

since it's a small mount, single axis correction could be enough, let's see.
by oldfield
Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: New Product Ideas?
Topic: USB controller for TG-SP II or any other mount?
Replies: 10
Views: 10628

a local folk has it on his website:

http://www.alanchuhk.com/Tak_TGSE.doc

wonder if that's enough?
by oldfield
Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: New Product Ideas?
Topic: USB controller for TG-SP II or any other mount?
Replies: 10
Views: 10628

USB controller for TG-SP II or any other mount?

To replace the hand paddle to control the mount, so that we can guide in fron of the PC, or even use GuideDog or something similar to do autoguiding?
by oldfield
Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: JMI NGF-S
Replies: 3
Views: 6143

good, thanks!
by oldfield
Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: Shoestring Hardware and Software
Topic: JMI NGF-S
Replies: 3
Views: 6143

JMI NGF-S

Is it compatible? Thanks.