New(ish) equipment

The new Orion 8" OTA on a Celestron CG4 mount with Celestron RA clock drive

The old Celestron C114HD

The homemade Dec drive for the above scope

- motor is from an old CD-ROM drive
- extra reduction via a quad-reduction case from Gateway electronics, $5
- slew rate is ~10'/s
- lots of lash: about 4 seconds worth

Laser collimator

- similar to
- 1.25" Acrylic tube from Ridout Plastics, total = $9

The 1004x JG