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East Dome Telescope Drive Replacement

Updated September 2, 2008

In a meeting open to all FBAC members, held on October 11, 2007, the East Dome Committee chose the Sidereal Technology servo drive system as the new drive for the club's 18" newtonian fork mount telescope located at the George Observatory. Meeting Minutes. The Sidereal Technology drive system was installed in February 2008 and has met all expectations.

Losmandy/Gemini 4 (Notes link)

Quantity Description Cost each Cost Total
1 System complete $1600 $1600
1 Installation supplies $100 $100
Total System installed cost $1700

StellarCAT/ServoCAT (Notes link)

Quantity Description Cost each Cost Total
1 Basic System $699 $699
1 Installation supplies $100 $100
1 Optional Wireless Hand Paddle $239 $239
1 Optional Argo Navis Digital Telescope Computer $380 $380
Total System installed cost - Basic + wireless $1038
Total System installed cost - Basic + Argo Navis $1179
Total System installed cost - Basic + wireless + Argo Navis $1418

Sidereal Technology/SiTech (Notes link)

Quantity Description Cost each Cost Total
1 Basic System $350 $350
2 10:1 Gearhead Servo Motors $125 $250
1 Installation supplies $100 $100
1 Optional Manual Hand Paddle $95 $95
1 Optional Wireless Hand Paddle $350 $350
1 Optional BBAstroSystems ScopeII Software $75 $75
1 Optional Argo Navis Digital Telescope Computer $380 $380
Total System installed cost - Basic + 2 motors $700
Total System installed cost - Basic + 2 motors + wireless $1050
Total System installed cost - Basic + 2 motors + Argo Navis $1080
Total System installed cost - Basic + 2 motors + wireless + Argo Navis $1430

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