Sun - April 20, 2013

Last fall I added a new pier and pad next to my roll-off roof observatory for solar viewing and imaging. Due to demands of work and family I have only recently had time to use it. I was also testing out some new hardware and trying some new image processing techniques.



Here is the setup. I have power and ethernet running back into the observatory so I can set inside and control everything when it gets hot this summer.

Closeup of the SolarMax-II 60 with the custom Moonlite focuser. The stepper motor is on the left side and is controlled by computer for remote focusing.

Closeup of the RichView tuner control motor that I built. Using a stepper motor and custom software I can adjust the tuner remotely.

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