Guide Camera

Guide Camera

The change started here.  After getting really annoyed with the SynGuider II, I decided to got from one extreme to...

All change, it’s been a while so need to catch up.

All change, it’s been a while so need to catch up.

A lot has happened since I posted about replacing my laptop in 2015.   I thought I was happy using a...

Peltier cooler for my telescope imaging camera

Peltier cooler for my telescope imaging camera

This summers project is to build a cheap Peltier cooler for my ZWO ASI290-MM camera.   This camera is a specialist...

What’s new?

What’s new?

For anyone that looks at my website, over the last couple of weeks you will have noticed some changes.  blog.cjdawson.com...

Redoing the power distribution of my scope

Redoing the power distribution of my scope

After many years of use, I’ve decided that it’s time to redo the power distribution of my telescope.  The power...

Replacing my laptop.

Replacing my laptop.

The laptop that I have been using with my scope is over 10 years old.  This isn’t a problem in...

APC Back-UPS ES 700G

APC Back-UPS ES 700G

So, what of my Netgear ReadyNAS?  Well, I needed a better power supply.   Enter the APC Back-UPS ES 700G....

UPS fun and games continued.

UPS fun and games continued.

As I said in an earlier blog post. The Powercool UPS’s are cheap and cheerful, but the USB device in...

Installing MySQL

Installing MySQL

MySQL is going to be the back end database for the server.  It’s a fairly good RDBMS (Relational database management...

Freeing my guidescope

Freeing my guidescope

For several years I’ve been using the same guidescope setup.  That is, a SkyWatcher ST80 mounted onto my Meade LX-90. ...