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#1 Danno2006

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:08 PM

..is posted on "what's new" on Losmandy site.

http://www.losmandy.com/whatsnew.html

Main page - I don't see pricing.

http://www.losmandy....ini2-specs.html

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:48 PM

Well, I've been waiting. Now it seems it's here . . . almost.
Not sure I want to be first but I am in desperate need of a mount for my C11.

Maybe I'll call them in the morning.

#3 Danno2006

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:53 PM

My Gemini controller is dead. I placed a preorder for the G2 through my dealer last week.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:45 AM

I like the fact that G2 has a direct input alpha/numeric keypad on the hand controller

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:02 AM

G2 simulator had Pluto listed in the solar system as a target menu.

Is is still considered a planet :tonofbricks:

#6 drksky

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 06:49 AM

G2 simulator had Pluto listed in the solar system as a target menu.

Is is still considered a planet :tonofbricks:


No, but it IS still part of the solar system.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:05 AM

"Full Color Graphic Touch Screen"

Shouldn't it be red?

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:08 AM

bye bye to night addopted vision...

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:09 AM

"Full Color Graphic Touch Screen"

Shouldn't it be red?

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It is red when in "night mode".

The modes are night, day, and dawn with colors red, green, and blue respectively.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:23 AM

After seeing the demo, I think my next mount will be a G11. The Losmandy mounts are great but the old Gemini system was complicated to use. This looks so much easier and more robust. If it works as expected I say great job Losmandy.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:33 AM

I can't get the demo to play...can you explain how its easier?

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:53 AM

The old version of Gemini made you scroll through several pages to get what you want, this one, to select M81, you select DSO Objects, Messier List and type in 81. Much easier then scrolling up to the #8 and down to the #1

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:02 AM

Thanks Helder, I was hoping it addressed that.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:05 AM

Can anyone post the specs here? Losmandy seems to be overloaded with people wanting to see the new specs.

#15 Danno2006

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:11 AM

Direct copying of the specs may infringe CN copyright rules. The site woks fine for me - I just checked.

#16 Steve C.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:06 PM

I wonder if you can get the controller and control box and still use the original motors from the old Gemini.

#17 Danno2006

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:15 PM

According to Gemini Yahoo groups - yes.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:18 PM

Well, after bouncing all over the place for the past two months, all the way from an Atlas to an AP900, I just got off the phone with our hosts here.
Ordered the G-11 Gemini 2 with accessories, the ES 100 20mm and the ES 82 30mm.

So, I'm broke!

The waiting on a decision is over . . . the waiting for delivery begins.

They expect the new mounts next week.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:21 PM

Definitely made the best dollar value choice for a mount. The G-11 for its price is pretty hard to beat, especially with the new Gemini System.
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Well, after bouncing all over the place for the past two months, all the way from an Atlas to an AP900, I just got off the phone with our hosts here.
Ordered the G-11 Gemini 2 with accessories, the ES 100 20mm and the ES 82 30mm.

So, I'm broke!

The waiting on a decision is over . . . the waiting for delivery begins.

They expect the new mounts next week.

:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :jump:

#20 Deinonych

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 03:58 PM

The Gemini 2 looks very nice! I've had mine on pre-order for a couple months, and it's nice to know release is getting close.

Of course, that will mean weeks of inclement weather once I actually receive mine. :|

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:40 PM

So, if the dealers have been taking orders what is the pricing?

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:46 PM

Is there usually any difference in shipping costs when going through a dealer vs direct with Losmandy? No shipping costs if dealer is local?

Thanks,

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:29 PM

So, if the dealers have been taking orders what is the pricing?

I have no secrets to divulge. Pricing was unknown when I placed my order this morning.

Maybe the same as Gemini 1? ;)

Hey, it COULD be, right? :crazy:

As far as shipping is concerned, hope the CN discount will more than make up for any cost differential between dealers.

#24 Danno2006

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:18 PM

No G2 pricing as of yet except for an estimate of $1,000 - $1,100 from my dealer.

I keep telling the CFO the price is approx. the same as a laptop ...

:tonofbricks:

.. a really nice laptop.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:53 PM

OPT shows the Gemini 2 servo system for $1595 " the picture doesnt look like the new system though ".
http://www.optcorp.c...roductList.aspx
Looks like $1795 for the system with the Maxon motors.
The mounts with the systems factory installed say they have the Gemini 2 and those prices look the same as they were with the older system.
Everything is marked preorder so that leads me to believe the prices are accurate.






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