top of page

Lunt LS80MT Telescope, Cable Management

As with any astrophotography setup, there are cables galore. Power cables, USB cables, sensor cables, dew band cables......and having all these just hanging off the telescope rig can lead to undesirable events such as cable snags as well as looking untidy.


It was time to start doing some cable management on my two rigs outside of the observatory. In this video I tackle the Lunt LS80MT solar scope which is mounted on a CGX mount. This telescope also has a secondary focuser assembly and camera which allows me to detach the Solar module and fit the Night module. This makes the scope a very versatile day/night setup.


Check out the video below to see how I got on....


In the video you will see that I fitted some custom printed 3D parts to act as both cable guides and a port cable relief. The cable relief extends over the back of the camera and helps to protect the cables from the telescope covers. I have already destroyed one USB cable due to the covers pulling down on the cables, and this will hopefully reduce the chance of this happening again, or worse, damaging the ports on the camera.


The parts are suitable for cameras with a 78mm diameter body, such as the ASI533 that I am using on this setup.


I have made the models available to the public, and can be grabbed from Tinkercad at the following link; https://www.tinkercad.com/things/6GKQY0J4zUI



So that's it for this update, next mods will be on the Edge 11 setup. Stay tuned!


Until the next time,

Clear Skies!


Consider subscribing to the channel and hit the notifications icon, so you can see latests videos and live streams (when I am next live, these are typically unplanned events, so no schedule set).


I upload my images to Telescopius, and you can find my profile at:


My other social locations are;

Recent Posts

See All

Commentaires


bottom of page