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If you were looking for a nice EQ mount in the $2550-$3000 range right now, what would you select?
Does the interface with the mount require it to go through the hand controller, or can you directly interface with the mount from Stellarmate, not requiring a 2 or 3 point alignment like you do with the EQ35-Pro and the GoTo mountCelestron CGX
Have a friend (Chris Davis) that runs an IT business in Arkansas that currently has an observatory in New Mexico... his system was down last time I talked to him because his ASI1600MM fan had gone out... and nobody was available to replace it with the spare fan he has in his observatory.You may want to find someone who runs a remote observatory 100's of mile from where they control it from. There is a guy on TSS that does it, it isn't cheap. he has partners in his obs in New Mexico, he lives on the SE coast of the US...
yeah... I can see it now..a bunch of drunk red-neck yahoos down hog hunting at night and shooting at anything that moves... and knowing my luck, every round would land in any structure I had built. 🦧LOL There ya go, a remote obs at the Bros place!
Should be below the text box where you put the data in if using the "Post Thread" button, but if you are entering directly from the topic list, you have to choose theAdded three new threads this AM and didn't see where it was hiding.
More Optionsat the bottom of the area since they are not mandatory fields (although maybe they should be?).
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More Optionstab at the bottom of the text entry box. You will also notice that the formatting of the display has changed somewhat, as it is now more streamlined. Also added was the ability for our DSLR users to enter their ISO settings instead of gain/offset.
I run a SkyWatcher AZ-EQ 6 mount & I ditched the hand controller and never looked back., Mine is a older mount & doesn't have the USB port like the new ones have.Well, decided to try the EQ6-R Pro. Would have loved a Celestron CGX series, but it was slightly out of what the budget I had set for me.
Should be in by the middle of next week... so will have to learn how to work it, but it WILL be hooked directly to the RPi, bypassing the hand controller. Was hoping the EQMod cable for my current one would have arrived by now, but it's shipping out of the UK.... which reminds me, I need to contact them for a status update as it's a week past what they gave as a ship delay date.