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#1 gavinm

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 05:49 PM

Any experienced users opinions out there?

Using with Maxim and TheSky

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:40 PM

They are really two different sorts of things. Maxpoint creates a highly accurate pointing model and Pempro programs your PEC (among other things.) Maxpoint and T-Point basically do the same thing. I can't think of an analog for Pempro right off the top of my head.

What's the job you're wanting to do?

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 09:15 PM

You're right. I've never had to use pointing or PEC software before so I guess I need to start at the beginning. Maybe better questions are:

Is Pempro worth paying for compared to Meades built in PEC/training?
Is MAXpoint worth paying for compared to Smartmount?
Which is a better investment, and I'm really thinking tracking, so I guess that tends towards pempro, BUT I really like the idea of using MAXpoint as my ASCOM hub.

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 10:03 PM

Thanks for the clarification on the differences, Charlie.

I've gone back and looked at some earlier posts, and I think I've answered my own question.






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