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Re: Shutter Limit Switches

Tim, This summer I plan to add real limit switches to our 15' Pro Dome. Even though the magnetic sensors are working well now, its only a matter of time
Jerry Gunn
Jan 22
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2115

Re: Shutter Limit Switches

Jerry, thanks for that. It isn’t the electronics that concerns me. What I was hoping for is that someone who has already done this would post photos of their
Tim Long
Jan 22
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2114

Re: Shutter Limit Switches

Linda & Tim, As per Tim, the DDW manual describes a relay/diode solution. I did not see a circuit diagram, but it may be there somewhere. If you need help
gunner4565
Jan 21
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2113

Re: Shutter Limit Switches

Hi Linda. Unfortunately not. It is still on my to-do list. I believe the DDW user manual has information about using limit switches, including a circuit
Tim Long
Jan 21
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2112

Re: Shutter Limit Switches

Hi Tim I was wondering if you ever figured this out. I noticed the posts stopped in 2014 and I dont see anything after. We have a very similar problem with
mccutcheonlinda
Jan 21
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2111

Re: Walk me through DDW telescope/dome measurement and configuration

No problem, hope you can get squared away quickly. Bruce _____ From: home_dome_users@yahoogroups.com [mailto:home_dome_users@yahoogroups.com] Sent: Tuesday,
bw_msgboard
Jan 12
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2110

Re: Walk me through DDW telescope/dome measurement and configuration

Steve: It is all in the settings. I also have a 10' HomeDome with a 17" scope and DDW4 keeps the shutter well centered to the telescope. I set mine up 15
George Korody
Jan 12
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2109

Re: Walk me through DDW telescope/dome measurement and configuration

WOW - totally awesome reply! Just talked to Jerry and he said the first four switches should be configured a certain way to get it to update faster ....had no
Steve Shellman
Jan 12
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2108

Re: Walk me through DDW telescope/dome measurement and configuration

As I recall, there's a dead-zone setting that you configure with dip switches on the TI controller in the dome. If any software requests a slew that would
bw_msgboard
Jan 12
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2107

Re: Walk me through DDW telescope/dome measurement and configuration

Hello, I am using a home dome 10 and have used both DDW and The Sky X to control the dome. I have it pointing fairly accurately in terms of syncing with. GOTO
steveshellman@ymail.com
Jan 12
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2106

Re: Mounting Electro Luminescent Panel for Flats in HD 6

ACP has comprehensive built-in support for doing all sorts of flats, including sky flats, dome flats and ELP panel mounted on the telescope. Before you make
Tim Long
Dec 22, 2015
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2105

Re: Mounting Electro Luminescent Panel for Flats in HD 6

I developed my own automation system from scratch, but basically that is what it does. Its positioned so that there is no side-of-pier ambiguity. I do the goto
Dave Lane
Dec 22, 2015
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2104

Re: Mounting Electro Luminescent Panel for Flats in HD 6

If there is an ASCOM driver for your telescope and the scope supports the SlewToAltAz method, you can write a simple script to slew to the Alt/Az location of
Jerry Gunn
Dec 21, 2015
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2103

Re: Mounting Electro Luminescent Panel for Flats in HD 6

I like this idea. How do you aim the scope at the panel? I'm planning on using ACP and Maxim DL to control the observatory. Guess you would use an
wormuthd
Dec 21, 2015
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2102

Re: Mounting Electro Luminescent Panel for Flats in HD 6

Hi, I have mounted a 30" panel in a larger 16 foot non-home dome and just mounted a white (front illuminated) 20" plywood board in my HD10 for my C14. In both
Dave Lane
Dec 16, 2015
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