I just posted a new Gallery in the “About the Kilbourne Observatory” showing the Unboxing of the Paramount ME and then it mounted on the Pier with the AT90EDT on it.
Monthly Archives: December 2011
SBIG STL Power Extension Cable
I had ordered a SBIG STL Power Extension Cable to run power through the Paramount ME and UPS delivered it today.
Now I have to dismount the OTA and run this cable. While I am in I the mount I am planning on running an extra USB Cable and a RS232 Cable.
This is the Cable itself, Simple but not cheap
Welcome to The Kilbourne Observatory
About The Observatory
Kilbourne Observatory is located in Sunbury Ohio which is 33 Miles North of Downtown Columbus.
I have a backyards observatory Rolloff building (11′ 6″ x 11′ 6″) with a recently added warm room
that is 8′ x 11′ 6″. The Observatory has a single 120V 20amp line run for the Heating/Air and the Roof Motor
the remaining power is 2 210w 18V solar panels feeding a 12V 90amp deep cycle batter and a 2500watt inverter.
In the Observatory itself is a Pier Tech II pier with a Bisque Paramount ME mount
OTA’s include Astro Tech At90EDT, AT130, AT10RC(Optec TCF-S Focuser) and AT12RC (Starlight Focuser) along with a Meade LX200R 12″ OTA, Meade 8″ SCT (JMI Focuser)
and a Meade ETX90 OTA.
for Imaging I use a SBIG STL-11000M2 with MaximDL and CCDSoft
Control is through TheSkyX with T-Point
Network is run to building as well which lets me use RDP to control things from the house if needed
I will be posting more infor and pictures of the observatory soon as I figure out where I put them