This past weekend I finished up enough of the remaining items at Lozwott to be able to begin system testing! The termination and testing of 10 CAT 6 ethernet connections, turn-up of the fiber and Cisco 2960 switch that uplinks the facility to the the house network and the internet, installation of a control room PC (running Archlinux and Window 10 in dual-boot configuration), and some additional control room led lighting. Lastly, I finalized roof cam latch installation to make the roof as secure as possible when closed. Lastly, I moved my 12″ Meade LX200 Classic Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope to its initial home in the observatory – a truly monumental step in this journey. Here are some pictures:
Next steps are system testing, and finishing up telescope room wall flaps so that they can be opened and closed as needed for use. There is also a 12.5″ home-made Newtonian that will eventually make its way to the telescope room, but it will need some TLC and a new paint job before that happens.
hey, rett… your old man shared your website address. impressive work. look forward to seeing images from “out there” when you’re ready to post.