Welcome to my astronomy page, such as it is.
The last month I've been getting my scope, cameras, software etc. ready to
go to Arizona with friends for a week or so. This is the scope on a
home made cart. It's a bit top heavy but I have a step to go up and it
works. The tread width could be a bit wider but then it wouldn't go through
the door. If I were to do it again, I'd rotate the scope 180 degrees
to move the CG aft..
So far the best way to interconnect the hardware and software is in the following diagrams (Hardware Interconnect Software Interconnect) . When I want to start imaging, I start MaximDL 4.56. It opens all of the windows for Maxpoint. FocusMax, telescope and camera/guider. I like things simple. I am currently waiting for MaximDL to issue the beta driver for the Canon 400D camera. At that point I'll use the Meade DSI as a guider and stick with MaximDL 4.56 and Registax 4.0 , Meade software lacks a bit. The fact that Maxpoint is used as a telescope hub is one of the main reasons to abandon Meade SW. My spiral scan and Classic park program can access the scope at the same time as MaximDL and Maxpoint..
This site was last updated 11/13/09