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At 07:43 PM 1/20/2017, you wrote:
I took a small 12V, USB3 hub that had enough room to mount a 4-port
PowerPole panel in it's side. I beefed-up the 12V power to the hub and
added a few more filter caps to the USB electronics. That gets me down
two cables through my Mach1. USB3 and 12VDC. Before I added the
filter caps, cycling on the camera's Peltier cooler would reboot the
I attached a pic, if it comes through.
Waikoloa, HI 96738
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:48 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Cable and Systems Management
With the rapid growth of computer-aided astronomy - multi-camera
USB hubs, mount controllers, guiding, focusing, anti-dew systems,
and pointing etc - the complexity of managing all the systems and
connections to what is a moving system has also grown. The
design of the new AP mounts was a great improvement and its's really
with my 1100. However it is still difficult to Quickly reconfigure
system and I have started to see clever folks address this by moving more
their electronics like signal and power hubs "above the mount"
I'd call it.
Along these lines, I was thinking of adding a plate on top of the
rings and mounting my Rigrunner, USB hub, and Dew controller on the
Then I would run only one power line and one USB cable thru the mount to
Rigrunner and USB hub respectively. From there I'd run short connections
I'd like others thoughts on this, especially from those who have
something like this, and how it's worked out? Pictures of your Systems
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