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On Behalf Of kjm137
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:15 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW
Hi. First post here. I have been
patiently awaiting my first A-P mount, the Mach2 GTO, which
I order last year. I understand that I'm in Tolga's first
batch of ten. I suppose that with the IL stay at home
order, it could be a while longer before my mount ships. I
am hoping to build a small permanent ROR housing for the
mount and imaging gear. By small I mean imaging only, no
getting inside with the scope. That would be a Tak e-130D
hyperbolic astrograph for now. I'm planning a short pier,
and was wondering how short that could be. My latitude is
18.3 N, so a pretty shallow RA angle. The scope is quite
short, and I am wondering what the sky coverage would be
without meridian flips. To start to size the pier and ROR,
it would be really helpful if a dumbed-down solid model
could be shared, ideally in SolidWorks eDrawing format, with
the ability to rotate in RA and Dec. Three separate STEP
files that I could mate to allow rotation in RA and Dec
would also work. I could then add a simple cylinder to
represent my scope, and see how it all plays, and begin
sizing the ROR. Is that possible? Also, it could be that
the counterweight shaft length will set the minimum pier
height. Are shorter ones available?
I also have a faint memory that you have some simple mount
modeling GUI that would let me see what space is required.
That would be even simpler. Does this exist? Thanks.
All the best,