Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'NUC10 vs RPI4b/SSD' in the forum. 4 weeks ago


The network issue I found was mainly a problem with the onboard wireless.  I put an external 1200 Mbs adapter on the powered hub and then everything is instantaneous from 60 ft away.  

The compiling, yes, that does take a long time.  But once it runs, downloading to the SSD and running Ekos can only be marginally better with the NUC.  I see very little lag there. 

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'NUC10 vs RPI4b/SSD' in the forum. 4 weeks ago

I guess it's time to retire my old Cray 1.  It was getting a little heavy for the rig, I have to admit.  And it was sucking a lot of power....    kissing.png

 



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For anyone who has not seen this, check it out and distribute to your clubs:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeesaWU3wLo&t=4013s

Jasem, Rob, Eric and Hy, you delivered a great show last night.  It was great for me to see some of you for the first time 'in person'.  

You did a great job advertising Ekos.  As for me, I will send this link to everyone in my club.  Everyone reading this, please do the same.

Cheers and clear skies!

Jo 

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'My new telescope: Redcat 51' in the forum. 5 months ago

This is my setup with a WhiteCat51, which is essentially the same as a RecCat51, except that it is white, not red.
I designed and 3D-printed my own autofocuser for it and I am driving it with MyFocuserPro loaded on an Arduino. 
Works like a charm!  Total cost of all materials: ~$ 40 plus an afternoon of soldering. 
 

 
If anyone is interested, I would be happy to share the 3D STL files so you can build one yourself.
I think this design is superior, because it does not use a belt drive.  There is virtually zero backlash in the setup.
And the focus it achieves every time is perfect!  Look at the V-curve in the screenshot.
 

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