Cable Management – a mandatory step
Cable management is something that i always wanted to get done. My idea was to build a USB-Hub next to the telescope, so that all cables, data and power cables, got short ways and can always stay in place.
Cable Management – The USB Hub
I needed a new one anyway, so my requirements were as follows:
- 2 Pure Power Slots
- 5 or more Data Slots
I came up with TP-Link, USB 3.0 7-Port Hub with 2 Charging Ports
Under nomal conditions I only need 1 Power Slot for the DSLR and 2 Data ports. One for the guidescope and one for the DSLR. The second charging port can be used for a Piggyback Cam or dew heating band.
How to attach the hub to the telescope
It took me some time until the ideas grew up.
I build my own holder using the 3D-printer of my son:
In total 4 parts are needed. One ofe them:
Cable Management – Building all together
Building all together still needed some planning. It was not a good idea to attach the USB-Hub to the same side as the guilde scope for example. Here is the fully attached result: