Astro EQ conversion of EQ3-2 (part 5)

Once the RA motor mounting was sorted I started on the DEC bracket which is somewhat simpler, being made from a section of 4mm thick aluminium angle. Again there’s only one bolt for fixing to the mount, so the bracket is wide enough that it can’t rotate about the fixing. The hole for the bolt (lower left in the image below) was drilled and threaded for an M5 screw which fits through the slotted motor mounting lug on the EQ3-2 saddle.



The remaining holes on the left are for the RJ11 socket, and those on the right obviously for the motor itself.  Here it is fitted together:


And finally, all the bits and pieces fitted to the mount body and connected up to the worm drives.


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1 Response to Astro EQ conversion of EQ3-2 (part 5)

  1. Rob says:

    Hi James,

    Its been a while since you’ve posted about your EQ3-2 but I’m curious how it ended up. After the conversion to belt drive did you try any imaging with your camera lens and/or scope?


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