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Posts Made By: Bob Hayes

September 16, 2006 06:12 AM Forum: Mounts

Whats this?

Posted By Bob Hayes

Another view

October 12, 2006 06:45 PM Forum: Mounts

Replacement RA circles for Meade 826?

Posted By Bob Hayes

You could make the new paper strips with a computer. There's also a program to do it at:
Parks Optical makes setting circle and are available at:


November 7, 2006 04:46 AM Forum: Home Observatories

We are go for rollback.

Posted By Bob Hayes

Looks very nice,Mike. I love the wood siding. Well done ! wink

December 14, 2006 04:08 AM Forum: Bad to the Bone Autos

My Dodges

Posted By Bob Hayes

I loathe you !! I was going to post my Camaro. Now I want to bury it! :S

February 21, 2007 11:17 AM Forum: Home Observatories

New observatory

Posted By Bob Hayes

Whoa !!! 8O Awesome !!!! grin

March 27, 2007 10:36 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Need a 12v Power Supply for your scope?

Posted By Bob Hayes

Hi Floyd,
I did this a while back with copier/fax 15volt power supplies for two of my Super Polaris mounts. I thought the Vixen power supply for $150 was nuts!
I bought a number of the units from a surplus supplier.They were modified to output a 11.98 volts (12v). They were switching regulators, they do not regulate well without a load. If nothing is plugged in you would get a voltage about 1 to 2V lower than normal rating with a voltmeter. The output would stabilize under light loading.(ex. a small 12v light bulb or a telescope controller) Since unloaded the voltage output drops below nominal, there is no appreciable danger plugging and unplugging the units while powered.
They work fine with the MT-1 motors on my Polaris and the they're small.

January 17, 2009 07:38 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

my dome (arrrgghhh!!)

Posted By Bob Hayes

What dome? smile