Category Archives: Astroimaging Gear

Tristar Observatory Obs Tour : Part 3 – Putting It All Together

Part 3 of the Obs Tour series is coming (hopefully!) on Saturday, November 10th, at 1745 CST/2345 UTC, as a LIVSTREAM! I’ll be livestreaming a data acquisition session, showing the software that runs and monitors the obs, how a session … Continue reading

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TriStar Observatory Obs Tour : Part 2 – The Observatory

Part 2 of the Observatory Tour Video Series has been up for a while now.  I just suck, and forgot to blog it. 🙂

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New video : Observatory Tour Part 1 – The Rig

Got a request a while back for an obs tour video. Figured I’d chop the tour up into sections, each featuring a different component or system. Here is the first of those segments, covering the main imaging rig itself.  

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♫ Back in the saddle again ♪

What a back and forth summer it’s been. June’s trip to Marathon was fraught with gear issues, most notably my AP Mach1 GTO literally grinding itself to bits, thanks to some seized bearings. Upon returning, the mount immediately went back … Continue reading

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Phew!

It has been a busy busy busy few weeks…both in and out of the Obs.  Of course, you don’t care about out of the obs, so…. The power and obs monitoring project is more or less complete.  There may still … Continue reading

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Reading Serial Data from the TriMetric

So I LOVE the Bogart Engineering TriMetric TM-2030 and SC-2030 monitor and charge controller.  A match made in heaven, for sure. Now, according to the TriMetric’s Technical Manual : Serial data output: For extreme techies only: The TM-2030 also has … Continue reading

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Another livestream :)

Livestream tonight, NGC 2174 data acquisition. 6:15pm CST Come watch the robots do their thing! https://www.twitch.tv/eorequis

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Data acquisition live stream

Happening now!  🙂 https://www.twitch.tv/eorequis

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That post about solar stuff

Been meeting to get around to “a post about all the solar stuff” and just keep…not.  Had occasion to take/send a few pics the other day (more on the recipient in a moment) and am finally prompted to put something … Continue reading

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“Major construction” is complete!

What I consider “major construction” of the obs is now complete.  Still lots left to do, but it all falls in the category of “finish work” or ‘electrical/electronics”. A roof was framed up w/ 2×3, 2×4, and 2×6 lumber Rolling … Continue reading

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