New project

New project
After inheriting the Orion scope I spent a little time tidying and modifying. Now it’s time to look at the mount and controller. The Vixen mount does have a rudimentary ‘go to’ controller albeit a 1980’s monster. I’ve enlisted an Arduino, a couple of stepper drivers and the AstroEQ software to bring the controller into ...

Assembly dry run

Assembly dry run
A dry run, just to see if all the bits fit nicely. New finder and focuser attached. Sealed the ‘gaps’ around the focus mount with some closed cell sticky foam rubber.   Now where do I mount the SkySurfer ?

Tube is back

Tube is back

The Jolly Joggers

The Jolly Joggers
Pics of our mini marathon runners from the 2013 Robin Hood Marathon