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My astronomy project:
Building a battery box and an astro server


  1. Astroserver and powerbox, ver 1.0
    1. Introduction to battery box and astroserver
    2. Fuse box and fuses
    3. Box and charging
    4. Overview computer and accessories
    5. USB 5 volt external power
    6. Motor focus power
    7. Get rid of messy cables
    8. Cleaning up installation
    9. First outdoor test
    10. Replacing USB-Hub
    11. USB-Hub and focus driver holder
  2. Astroserver and powerbox, ver 2.0
  3. Balcony outdoor outlets
  4. Lithium Battery power

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Page I.11: USB-Hub and focus driver holder

Now it's time to do something about the messy impression of all cables.

A friend made this aluminum plate, the bolt that hold the dovetail to the tube rings also hold this. I have also rotated the focus unit towards the RA axis to get it more compact and in more balance. Up to the right is the guide telescope, I mounted that when I change to a 3" field flattener, maybe I can find parts to build an off-axis adapter once again.

On this plate I will mount the focus driver on front and on its backside the USB-Hub. I will draw them with Velcro.

The focus driver and USB-Hub mounted

Now it looks much better and I can have shorter USB cables.

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