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Drivers -CGE and StarlightXpress with MaximDL

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Kaminski Jul 29, 2012. 7 Replies

I have a CGE mount, Starlight Xpress H9C camera with SXV Autoguider. I have Maxim DL (latest version) and run SkyX Serious.I am having issues with the telescope and camera connection. It seems like…Continue

CGE Automation Plans - does this look okay?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Marshall Jun 27, 2012. 11 Replies

So, I am planning on situating my scope outside permanently and automating so I can work inside (just too cold in the winter in SLC to work outside).Here is my plan of attack, maybe I could get some…Continue

too many wires

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Ruggles Jul 30, 2012. 14 Replies

How do you deal with all the wires?  i.e. it's easy to accidentally (during slewing) to have a longer cable get caught on a knob.  I am interested in finding out how all of you deal with this isse…Continue

EdgeHD/CGEM tracking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Galka Mar 22, 2012. 29 Replies

So I had a chance to try my 1100HD with the Starlight Xpress H9C. My biggest concern is that I can't seem to take a shot longer than 5 seconds, then the tracking starts to slip bad enough where the…Continue

 

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carlo colombo italiano milanese left a comment for Lisa Kaminski
"ottima strumentazione, a quando la prima foto? fa molto piacere sapere che ci sono delle giovani figure a cui piace l'astronomia, auguri vivissimi c.colombo astrofilo milanese"
Apr 21, 2015
Russ Ruggles replied to Lisa Kaminski's discussion too many wires
"Interesting. For the price, one can't help but give that a try. Looks like you could stick that just about anywhere to make it work. Maybe even switch the self adhesive for velcro... Good find Lisa."
Jul 30, 2012
Lisa Kaminski replied to Lisa Kaminski's discussion Drivers -CGE and StarlightXpress with MaximDL
Jul 29, 2012
Lisa Kaminski replied to Lisa Kaminski's discussion too many wires
Jul 29, 2012
Lisa Kaminski replied to Lisa Kaminski's discussion Drivers -CGE and StarlightXpress with MaximDL
"It's good to know there is someone nearby with a similar set up. We should definitely compare notes. My direct email is lisa.kaminski@williams.com . I have some questions for you as well."
Jul 16, 2012
Richard Grossen replied to Lisa Kaminski's discussion Drivers -CGE and StarlightXpress with MaximDL
"I was surfing the web for some configuration issues about my CGEM and SkyX on polar alignment. I came across you post. We have a similar setup, so it might be worth sharing ideas/tips etc. I live in Salt Lake as well. I have a CGEM 1100, with the…"
Jul 15, 2012
Greg Marshall replied to Lisa Kaminski's discussion CGE Automation Plans - does this look okay?
"It does make sense to run power and data in separate conduit and might even be required by code, but I think this is more for safety reasons than data integrity - you wouldn't want a power line shorted to a data line, which could happen with…"
Jun 27, 2012
Bob W replied to Lisa Kaminski's discussion CGE Automation Plans - does this look okay?
"Marc, That is what I did for running power and internet out to my Observatory. I have one pipe for power and one for data. Since I have to be 18" down because that is code, I went with the underground Cat5 that has the grease in it to protect…"
Jun 27, 2012
Lisa Kaminski replied to Lisa Kaminski's discussion Drivers -CGE and StarlightXpress with MaximDL
"I guess the best way is to play around with different set ups. My problem with drivers is that you never know which one actually helped. I mean, some you know you need. However, with the Starlight Xpress, it's not very straight forward which…"
Jun 27, 2012
Lisa Kaminski replied to Lisa Kaminski's discussion CGE Automation Plans - does this look okay?
"Marc, looks like you have some trees to contend with in your yard! I do too, but I hope they don't interfere too much. I have trees and mountains! I thougth about a roll off observatory...but the Motel O'scope is so much easier...and…"
Jun 27, 2012
Lisa Kaminski replied to Lisa Kaminski's discussion CGE Automation Plans - does this look okay?
"Russ, all great comments and thoughts. I think I am going to try the plan I mentioned, knowing that I can easily switch the plan (leaving the laptop outside) if plan A doesn't work. As for the Motel O'Scope...since I was able to go look…"
Jun 27, 2012
Marc Basti replied to Lisa Kaminski's discussion CGE Automation Plans - does this look okay?
"Lisa, whatever you decide to go with it's a great idea. I finished my roll away observatory a month or so ago http://marcbasti.com/category/observatory/ and it's so nice to be able to go out and be ready to image in 5-10mns. And probably…"
Jun 27, 2012
Russ Ruggles replied to Lisa Kaminski's discussion CGE Automation Plans - does this look okay?
"Lisa, I think you're smart running your idea through a group like this before you really get started on this project. I wish Charles would have thought of this a year or so sooner. I have my C-11 set as a permanent fixture in my back yard and…"
Jun 26, 2012
Greg Marshall replied to Lisa Kaminski's discussion Drivers -CGE and StarlightXpress with MaximDL
"The concept of ASCOM is wonderful - a neat way to make all kinds of astro gear work with 3rd party software. It is a bit awkward that you have to install the platform, but I think that makes it much easier to create drivers for individual devices.…"
Jun 26, 2012
Greg Marshall replied to Lisa Kaminski's discussion CGE Automation Plans - does this look okay?
"Two things stand out to me in the product description: 1. The price - it's too low for a device that would do this job properly and reliably (IMHO). 2. "Note: the distance and adapters may affect the performance of some devices down to USB…"
Jun 26, 2012
Lisa Kaminski replied to Lisa Kaminski's discussion Drivers -CGE and StarlightXpress with MaximDL
"Honestly, I'm terrible when it comes to drivers. I get very easily mixed up. I can't even answer if SkyX has full ASCOM support...but I think so. Ha, I don't know why I feel the urge to explain that's it's not the pro model.…"
Jun 26, 2012

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Scope: Celestron 11" EdgeHD w/ CGEM mount
Camera: Starlight Xpress One shot color SXV-H9C
Guide scopes: Telrad/Celestron 80mm Refractor w/ SXV autoguider
Software: MaxIm DL 5, Nebulosity, & The Sky X

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At 4:47am on April 21, 2015, carlo colombo italiano milanese said…

ottima strumentazione, a quando la prima foto? fa molto piacere sapere che ci sono delle giovani figure a cui piace l'astronomia, auguri vivissimi c.colombo astrofilo milanese

At 3:39pm on September 25, 2011, Gary Gonnella said…
Lisa if you are interested in my presentation you can get it here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1945279/PresentationCD1.zip

It isn't really finished yet but I thought you might get a kick out of it.
At 12:00pm on September 24, 2011, Gary Gonnella said…
Hey Lisa, it sounds like you are making good progress. I shot a few more messiers for my collection in Ha but haven't processed them yet. Been kinda busy ere and I a preparing a presentation for my club. I am looking forward to seeing you at Nightfall.
At 11:00am on July 4, 2011, Gary Gonnella said…
Glan to see you here, we made it back home last night and unwinding.
At 12:39am on July 3, 2011, Trevor Woodrow said…
Welcome Lisa, make yourself at home.
 
 
 

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