The full Monty

Here is the mini-WASP framework as fully-populated as I can manage it ready for installing into the dome this weekend.  The Starlight Xpress cnnectors between the filter-wheels and the Sky 90s arrived promptly this morning (thank you Gill Hattey!) and I fitted them straight away.  The M26C cameras sit nicely on the back of the filter wheels with a sufficient stand-off from the wheels to be able to get at the collimation screws.  And the unexpected added bonus?  The metal back distance is only spot-on that’s all 🙂  Pig in clover day today 🙂 🙂

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6 Responses to The full Monty

  1. Tom How says:

    That looks splendid. Suggest you do some rotations to try and get the two cameras at exactly the same angle to aid stacking/mosaicing.

  2. Greg Parker says:

    Now why didn’t I think of that 🙂

  3. Tom How says:

    I’m no visual expert, but aren’t you going to head-butt the camera when looking down the bino-thingy?

  4. Greg Parker says:

    Yes if I didn’t rotate it a bit to the right 🙂 It’s also not at focus so will be “out” more.

  5. Dave Adshead says:

    I’m really looking forward to your first light posting. Clear skies.


  6. Greg Parker says:

    Thank you Dave. Once I get the power in it should move along pretty quickly 🙂

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