Posted 18 February 2010 - 04:41 PM
I'm an ATLAS EQMOD user. I like this mount because with the USB interface you don't need any exterior box, just your laptop, the cable and the mount. I allways have a high accuracy goto, high accuracy guiding, etc.
My question: if I want to use a Losmandy G-11 mount with Cartes de Ciel to have the same level of accuracy and simplicity what version of the G-11 should I buy (because there is many: stepper motors, Gemini, ...).
I want simplicity like my ATLAS EQMOD controled via ASCOM!!
My routine to acquiring any kind of image (for instance asteroids up to mag 19.5):
- polar align the mount
- set home position
- slew to a known (?) star via CDC/EQMOD
- use gamepad to center star (I view the star through my piggyback scope and guiding camera wich is paralel with the image scope)
- Sync in CDC/EQMOD
- I'm ready to go. Usually I slew to a star near the object I want to image, center it, sync. Then goto Object and guiding (the guiding calibration was already done of course!)
Note: I do not use it for visual just photo (DSO, astrometry, photometry).
Posted 18 February 2010 - 04:43 PM
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