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Equipment


1.Software

Software programs created by CMHASD members.

2.Papers

A list of papers that include contributions by society members.

3.The Hewitt Camera Archive

Click here to view information about the Hewitt Camera Archive.

4.Techniques

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Drift Scanning
A simple way to produce images up to 32,000 pixels wide!!!

5.Telescopes

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Small and Large Telescopes

Telescopes built by members including the Automatic Photometric Telescope (APT).
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Frankenscope

How to use an old LX200 mount with different scopes.

6.Telescope Accessories

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Crayford Eyepiece Mount
Yes - we did it here first!!!!!
John Wall designed and built the first Crayford Focuser which is now used world wide.
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A Battery-less electric focuser
A battery free, high torque electric focuser.
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Dew Heater controller and heater bands
A cheap and easy to build alternative to commercial dew heaters.
It includes a 12V 17AH supply, red light and a whole lot of heater bands you could possibly ever want for less than an 'astronomy' branded power supply.
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Finder scope
A simple project to make use of broken binoculars.
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50mm Eyepiece
A simple project to make a high quality 50mm eyepiece for next to nothing.
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Variable Barlow Adaptor
A simple way to make a webcam adapter that allows you to vary the effective focal length of your scope to tune it exactly to your needs.

7.Observatories

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Putlands Observatory
Full constructiondetails for a compact and cost effective run-off roof observatory.
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Julian Tworek's Observatory
Diagrams and detailed photos of Julians home built observatory.
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Martin Crow's Observatory
CAD Diagrams and construction details for a roof top observatory.
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A 'Poncet' Observatory
The whole building rotates on the polar axis and any equipment in the building will track the stars.
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Brian's prefab shed observatory
Based on a prefabricated shed, this is a simple modification to allow easy removal of the shed roof.



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