Telescope simulator

Debugging and commissioning telescope drives can be tiresome, especially if the scope is outside in the cold!

Made a mechanical simulator. Uses the same motors and encoders as the scope, with a brass worm gear coupling them to simulate the final mount gear reduction.

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Then made a cover to hold the Nexus DSC & ScopeDog.

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The acrylic was machine cut (router table with sled) and then flame polished.

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