Thursday, November 22, 2012

Scope Setup

I followed the advice from John Smith at the AIC and tried to collect all cables on the scope and just run 2 cables out from the scope: USB and power. So far, I got it down to 3 (2 power and 1 USB). It certainly makes the whole setup MUCH easier and less error prone. And because I need a counterweight in the front of my scope anyway, it actually helps with the stability.

The only problem is that the Digi hub pulls a lot of power and depletes my Celestron Power tank quickly (doesn't seem to last one night of imaging anymore :-( Might need a larger battery when I want to go out ...