In order to control the number of cables and perform some cable management we often mount equipment onto the telescope mount. This is commonly done by mounting an additional plate onto the tube rings of the telescope. These plates can be heavy Losmandy D-types. Here is a solution I found using some 3mm Perspex, which can be easily ordered online from plastic sheeting companies. I drilled a few holes into the sheets and mounted my equipment onto the sheet, which I attached to the Esprit’s tube rings.
This is a video showing how I cloned my old SSD from “The Box” to the new M.2 SSD housed in the Argon One M.2 case.
A New setup is easily achieved by following the instructions on the Astroberry website and using a tool such as the Raspberry Pi imaging softwarae.
So, just a video that looks at the Pegasus PPBA, and how it will go with the RPI4, replacing “The Box”, but providing us with some extra functionality:
This is a quick video about “The Box”, the system I use that connects my equipment (via INDI), to my desktop indoors, and allows me to control everything without having to go outside.
Although it is sometimes enjoyable to go outside and watch some of the automation tasks, such as a meridian flip!