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.
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
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