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Telescope & Technical Infos

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Tech - Mounting the Renishaw Encoder Rings (Part One critical milestone for assembling the Kepler Remote telescope are the absolute encoders and their mounting on the fork mount. Telescope, Fork, Remote, Art Deco, Tech, Rings, Ring, Forks, Jewelry Rings

Tech – Mounting the Renishaw Encoder Rings (Part 1)

Tech - Mounting the Renishaw Encoder Rings (Part 1) One critical milestone for assembling the Kepler Remote telescope are the absolute encoders and their mounting on the fork mount.

Tech - Server Finally our command and control servers for the telescope arrived. Now we can port the already set up and tested environment from a desktop PC to a "real" Server. Command And Control, Telescope, Desktop, Environment

Tech – Server

Tech - Server Finally our command and control servers for the telescope arrived. Now we can port the already set up and tested environment from a desktop PC to a "real" Server.

Tech - Reassembling the Telescope After we got the telescope body back from sandblasting and painting we were ready for the first test fit. Telescope, Tech, Fit, Painting, Shape, Painting Art, Paintings, Painted Canvas, Technology

Tech – Reassembling the Telescope (Part 1)

Tech - Reassembling the Telescope After we got the telescope body back from sandblasting and painting we were ready for the first test fit.

Tech - Sandblasting and painting the body Since we dismantled the telescope for technical enhancement, we also took the opportunity to repaint it. Mirror Box, Bring Up, Telescope, Opportunity, Tech, Painting, Home Decor, Decoration Home, Room Decor

Tech – Sandblasting and painting the body

Tech - Sandblasting and painting the body Since we dismantled the telescope for technical enhancement, we also took the opportunity to repaint it.

Another Step necessary for remote operation is having a motorized mirror cover, our first prototype is mechanically working. Time to start working on the electric part! Mirror Box, Telescope, Remote, Engineering, Electric, Tech, Cover, Astronomy, Technology

Tech – Motorized main mirror cover

Another Step necessary for remote operation is having a motorized mirror cover, our first prototype is mechanically working. Time to start working on the electric part! #HoheDirn #KeplerRemote #astronomy #astronomie #tech #telescope #engineering

LBB - What is this ominous Little Black Box? (Hint: it's a Biss-C protocol converter) Want to know more? Hardware Software, Black Box, Telescope, Zip Around Wallet, Tech, Technology

Tech – LBB (Biss-C protocol converter)

LBB - What is this ominous Little Black Box? (Hint: it's a Biss-C protocol converter) Want to know more?

What can possibly go wrong when a strong wind hits the dome. Well a lot! What exactly you can find out here: Strong Wind, Under Construction, Telescope, Outdoor Decor

Tech – Dome Improvements

What can possibly go wrong when a strong wind hits the dome. Well a lot! What exactly you can find out here:

Telescope Control The old MS-DOS and ISA-Card driver combo will not work for remote control. Here is what we found to replace it with! Telescope, Ms, Remote, Old Things, Cards, Maps, Playing Cards, Pilot

Tech – Telescope Control

Telescope Control The old MS-DOS and ISA-Card driver combo will not work for remote control. Here is what we found to replace it with!

Finished soldering, next up is testing the boards on a good night (hopefully we will get some nice pictures) after that we will build an enclosure. Get Some, Soldering, Alps, Telescope, Cool Pictures, Remote, Boards, It Is Finished, Night

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Finished soldering, next up is testing the boards on a good night (hopefully we will get some nice pictures) after that we will build an enclosure.

As our old motor focuser broke we need to build a new one. Time to do some soldering, building the Soldering, Telescope, Turntable, Remote, Building, Record Player, Brazing, Buildings, Welding

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As our old motor focuser broke we need to build a new one. Time to do some soldering, building the myFocuserProV2

Tech – Telescope Control (Part Control System, Telescope, Technology, Blog, Tech, Tecnologia, Blogging

Tech – Telescope Control (Part 2)

Tech - The telescope controller Want to know why we chose the SiTech Servo II, what benefits it brings and where we had troubles with it, then read in our blog post.

DIY Motor Focuser As our old motor focuser broke we need to build a new one. More Info in the blog post. Telescope, Pretty Pictures, Tech, Blog, Diy, Cute Pics, Bricolage, Cute Pictures, Blogging

Tech – DIY Motor Focuser

DIY Motor Focuser As our old motor focuser broke we need to build a new one. More Info in the blog post.

Tech – Using Renishaw Absolute Encoder Hardware Software, Beats Headphones, Telescope, Tech, Technology

Tech – Using Renishaw Absolute Encoder

Tech - Using Renishaw Absolute Encoder To further improve the accuracy of the telescope we will install absolute encoder. How to interface them with the SiTech controller and what troubles we had choosing them you can read in our Blogpost.

Tech – First Hardware/Software Test Hardware Software, Telescope, Tech, Technology

Tech – First Hardware/Software Test

See how our first Hardware/Software Test went.

Tech - Software Part 1 (SiTech Servo II) Discussing software we use, at first the telescope command and control software from SiTech, it features and drawbacks plus how we deal with that. Command And Control, Telescope, Software, Tech, Technology

Tech – Software Part 1 (SiTech Servo II)

Tech - Software Part 1 (SiTech Servo II) Discussing software we use, at first the telescope command and control software from SiTech, it features and drawbacks plus how we deal with that.