Thursday, October 8, 2015

Putting it back together

Fun with serial cables
Jonathan and I had a productive (if occasionally frustrating) evening out at Kumeu.  Although the weather was awful (so we didnt actually open the dome) Jonathan installed the finder and the shipping/lock and safety bolts, we have had the computer controlling the mount using (I need to make up a more permanent connector), confirmed the dome rotates under power, and also confirmed the Velleman board (used for the dome rotation system) works by using the test program and i can slew and reverse the dome fro the PC
Still do do: (not exhaustive)
  • Permanent wiring for serial connection PC to Paramount
  • Connect and Set up TCF
  • Route 12v power cables for dome rotation and dew heater
  • Tidy all cables box for Velleman board
  • Connect camera
  • Set up Lesvedome 
  • Polar alignment
  • TPoint Mapping

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