Unattended Meridian Flip and Parking

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Unattended Meridian Flip and Parking

Postby silentrunning » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:06 pm

My imaging time is usually limited to about 3 hours as I have avoided meridian flips but the quest for more subs means I need to push on past the meridian.

Petes' video spurred me on to make an all sky cam out of an old QHY5 and I figured I would use it to monitor the scope doing an unattended meridian flip and park. I park pointing to the South Celestial Pole as it's the only way to squash the set up into my little potting shed obsy. The hesitant move before parking was me deciding to go to bed rather than go for a target as blobby was ruining the seeing.

I extended the few cables that need to go back to the PC and power supply and it all seems to work fine - still a bit nerve racking though!

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