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01 Takahashi BRC-250
01 Takahashi BRC-250
The OTA that I am currently using is the Takahashi BRC-250 (f/5 1268 mm. focal length)seen here in its custom ScopeGuard case.
02 MI-250
02 MI-250
The OTA is mounted on the Mountain Instrument MI-250 GEM.
03 Gemini Control System
03 Gemini Control System
The mount is controlled by the Gemini Control System Level 4 v1.04.
04 Pier Tech 3 down position
04 Pier Tech 3 down position
All of this sits on my Pier Tech 3 Pier which is in the retracted position.
05 Clears the roof in CWD position
05 Clears the roof in CWD position
I calculated that it would clear the roof and it does with 2 inches to spare.
06 Pier Tech 3 extended
06 Pier Tech 3 extended
When fully extended the OTA clears to walls and allows imaging at lower elevations.
07 Original imaging train without Pyxis rotator
07 Original imaging train without Pyxis rotator
This is an annotated image of the original imaging train before I added the Optec Pyxis rotator.
08 New imaging train with Optec Pyxis rotator
08 New imaging train with Optec Pyxis rotator
This is the current imaging train with the Optec Pyxis rotator and new adapters from Precise Parts.
09 Wire Management 1
09 Wire Management 1
Wire management is key to unattended imaging. Despite the apparent mess this works well.
10 Wire management 2
10 Wire management 2
This image from behind is how I loop the cables behind to accommodate for the rotation.
11 Wire management 3
11 Wire management 3
This shows the full OTA and wire routing.


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