• 2022-06-29

Motor Drives

A set of motor drives for the fork equatorial mount has arrived. Used for the equatorial mount of the observatory in Cebu! !!

  • 2022-06-16

The orientation and altitude of the fork equatorial mount

it is complete. The orientation and altitude of the fork equatorial mount is a 370 mm square, 15 mm thick 2-disc set, and the weight is likely to be 30 kg, which is too heavy. The upper plate is welded to the square equatorial mount. The pedestal fixing screw in the middle has a diameter of 30 mm!

  • 2022-01-26

Nikon orthoscopic (Prossl type) 7 mm.

Nikon orthoscopic (Prossl type) 7 mm. This is an eyepiece that I bought for planetary observation in my 20s. I gave it to a friend a long time ago, but he died and came back. It’s Zeiss size and the eye point is short, so it’s hard to look into it, but what does it look like? I’m looking forward to it!

  • 2022-01-01

The self-made 45 cm newtonian telescope has been revived

The self-made 45 cm newtonian telescope has been revived. 2021-12-30 Repairing defects around the polar axis of the equatorial mount was reborn as a sturdy equatorial mount in just one week. Thank you. After the adjustment was completed, Venus was inserted and photographed by automatic introduction during the day. A comfortable equatorial mount gives you peace of mind.

  • 2021-12-21

Equatorial mount repair

The equatorial mount is docked for repair. Is it forcibly mounted on the 45 cm telescope? The right ascension became stiff, and cannot be used because it cannot operate. I had a master of the telescope in Gunma prefecture look at it. Measure the clamp change and strength increase.

  • 2021-12-16

First altazimuth mount mode

(C14 + Lx-200) For the first time, I took an image of M42 in altazimuth mount mode. There is no de-rotater device to correct the rotation of the image, but it seems that I can take image for 2 minutes. Tracking the altazimuth mount moves as if the direction and altitude were blurred, so it may not be possible for a planet with resolution. It is not a smooth tracking like an equatorial mount, but I think it has little effect on visual inspection. There is no balanced waist, and the stable balance is truly good. Considering the image, the fork-type equatorial mount is probably good. I can understand the feelings of the former owner!

  • 2021-12-11

LX-200 16-inch altazimuth mount

The appearance of the hybrid telescope of the LX-200 16-inch altazimuth mount (Autostar II) and the C14 has been completed. The direction of the initial alignment function built into GRS does not point to the north. Is it just a matter of settings? I do not understand!

  • 2021-11-28

LX-200 16 inch altazimuth mount

I would like to take over the LX-200 16-inch altazimuth mount (Autostar II) and transfer it to the C14 to use it as a hybrid telescope. Why? It doesn’t work like the instruction manual. If anyone knows, please let me know! !! ..