CGEM Firmwrae updates
Posted 01 September 2009 - 09:42 AM
Posted 01 September 2009 - 01:41 PM
Read through the procedures on Mike's site www.nexstarsite.com for all the details.
And just a thought ... with a brand new CGEM if you're not experiencing problems why do an upgrade?
Posted 03 September 2009 - 06:58 PM
Posted 03 September 2009 - 07:09 PM
I'd read through the firmware changes listed on Mike's site. I believe that CGEM's come with HC gem4.15 and 4.16 is the latest available ... not too much incentive there. The MC firmware update however looks like it could be useful.
The reason I mentioned the question about the upgrade is that some folks update just for the sake of having the latest and greatest and whenever you do an upgrade your run the risk (tiny as it is though) of messing something up and having to jump through a few hoops to get your scope back in operation. For me I always ask myself "is the reward worth the risk" and that usually helps me leave well enough alone until I really need to make a change.
Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:27 PM
Posted 04 September 2009 - 06:40 AM
If I was just using the two refractors together then piggybacking becomes an option since for the larger refractor I have a Losmandy D plate under the rings and a vixen dovetail on top of them, making it really easy to put 3 point rings for the 80mm on top of the 115mm refractor.
All of this is a bit mute since for imaging I'm starting to use a modified 50mm finderscope as my autoguider. This little scope is mounted on a saddle that attaches to the main dovetail plate so it usually sits underneath either the C11, C6 or 115mm scope and therefore there is no need to mount the 80mm scope.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:09 PM