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#1 huckabuck


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Posted 23 June 2009 - 01:28 PM

hello folks,

i have an eq6 duel drive mount. what would i need to convert to something capible of auto guiding? also would go-to be an option?

#2 neptun2


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Posted 23 June 2009 - 02:20 PM

So you have the plain eq6 which is non goto and does not have st4 port? If so you can buy the skywatcher goto upgrade kit which will add also the st4 port for autoguiding. You will need to replace the motors,gears,elctronics board and the panel of the mount and also the hand controller. The price is rather high but this is the best option in my opinion.If your mount is not pure eq6 but the syntrek model you will need to replace only the hand controller for goto. But if so you should have the st4 port for autoguiding so this is not very likely. Other option is to make the so called rajiva mod to add just the autoguiding. It will be cheaper but i have no information how effective it is. Here is the site of rajiva mod:

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