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#26 Deinonych

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:22 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.


Yep, I ordered mine from OPT for $1595.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:31 PM

I was just at the Gemini Yahoo group. It's $1595/1795 for sure. I asked the question if I can purchase just the hand controller and the box. My mount has Maxons on it, so I wouldn't need the motors.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:57 AM

I hope the encoder inputs will be usable with a high resolution encoder kit so guiding becomes unnecessary ...
I have the LFE photo, but I'm wrestling on how to place high resolution encoder on the RA shaft ... we speak 800 000 to a 1 000 000 ticks per revolution ...

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:27 AM

anyone know what the price of a new G11 w/G2 is going to be?

EDIT: nevermind its on OPT :foreheadslap:

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:16 AM

Looks interesting. My questions would be:

1) how does the display look in really COLD weather. One of the things I really LIKE about the first Gemini was that it was totally unaffected as low as -15F (coldest I've ever imaged)

2) how well does the touch screen accept input, wearing gloves? (see comment on cold above). first Gemini is tactile enough that you can use with gloves ON.

Otherwise, it appears VERY similar to current Gemini in it's "use flow" (which is good IMHO).

Anyone know the "cold" behavior?

#31 SteveProcter

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 05:23 AM

I was just at the Gemini Yahoo group. It's $1595/1795 for sure. I asked the question if I can purchase just the hand controller and the box. My mount has Maxons on it, so I wouldn't need the motors.

David


David

Did you get an answer to your question about buying Gemini 2 without motors? My Gemini 1 is OK at the moment but I'm just looking ahead to that inevitable day!

Steve

#32 Danno2006

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 06:42 AM

According to Yahoo Groups - Gemini II Group will be opened Feb.1. I assume beta users will be allowed to post at that time and I am sure cold performance will be a key topic along with screen input. According to the Losmandy site, there are tactile keys on the back of the unit - classic four button pattern.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 08:43 AM

I was just at the Gemini Yahoo group. It's $1595/1795 for sure. I asked the question if I can purchase just the hand controller and the box. My mount has Maxons on it, so I wouldn't need the motors.

David


David

Did you get an answer to your question about buying Gemini 2 without motors? My Gemini 1 is OK at the moment but I'm just looking ahead to that inevitable day!

Steve


Hey Steve...I just checked. No answer yet. When I get one, I'll post it. I hope it's a good one!

David

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 07:40 AM

Mine (yes, I have one ... :jump:) works fine at -10 ° C.
And works well with gloves ... I was afraid of that too and I was soon reassured ...

Stef

Photos of the setup are on my site ...

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:07 PM

I got a reply, but no price. What the poster did say was he bought a Gemini IV minus the motors and it was less than with....I would hope so! All he did was order it minus the motors.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:14 PM

Hello Stef,

Mine (yes, I have one ... :jump:) works fine at -10 ° C.
And works well with gloves ... I was afraid of that too and I was soon reassured ...


I'm not sure whether or not the beta period gag order has expired - what's the situation as far as public reviews are concerned at this time?

Are you able to do a review of Gemini-II for the benefit of CN members as yet?

Regards,

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 04:43 AM

Hi Skybsd,
The program finally comes to the "full" version.
It also announces some surprises for later ... But I do not know more ...
The screen, when calibrated, is very reactive ... And the program is very intuitive ...
The big plus (for me) is that the program is constantly evolving ...
Stef

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 11:07 AM

Looks like the Yahoo Gemini 2 Group is now open.
We should now get some good info on the new system.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 03:24 PM

"...the program is constantly evolving ...
Stef


It's not called Sky Net is it? :scared:

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 03:50 PM

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:22 PM

I was just at the Gemini Yahoo group. It's $1595/1795 for sure. I asked the question if I can purchase just the hand controller and the box. My mount has Maxons on it, so I wouldn't need the motors.

David


David

Did you get an answer to your question about buying Gemini 2 without motors? My Gemini 1 is OK at the moment but I'm just looking ahead to that inevitable day!

Steve


Hey Steve...I just checked. No answer yet. When I get one, I'll post it. I hope it's a good one!

David


It was posted on the new Gemini 2 list that if you already have either type servo motors " not stepper motors " the Base Gemini 2 without motors is $1095 USD.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:50 PM

Jeff and t.r., I have had a few glasses of wine and I could not stop laughing. VERY :funny: s.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 10:12 PM

I was just at the Gemini Yahoo group. It's $1595/1795 for sure. I asked the question if I can purchase just the hand controller and the box. My mount has Maxons on it, so I wouldn't need the motors.

David


David

Did you get an answer to your question about buying Gemini 2 without motors? My Gemini 1 is OK at the moment but I'm just looking ahead to that inevitable day!

Steve


Hey Steve...I just checked. No answer yet. When I get one, I'll post it. I hope it's a good one!

David


It was posted on the new Gemini 2 list that if you already have either type servo motors " not stepper motors " the Base Gemini 2 without motors is $1095 USD.


Thanks for the update, Dave! Sounds like a reasonable price to me.

David

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 07:00 AM

The future site: http://www.geminiii.com/

Still under construction ...


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Posted 02 February 2011 - 02:12 PM

Mine (yes, I have one ... :jump:) works fine at -10 ° C.
And works well with gloves ... I was afraid of that too and I was soon reassured ...

Stef

Photos of the setup are on my site ...


-10C isn't cold ;)

I was more curious about something like -25C or so?

Glad to hear the display is viewable at -10C, *and* that the touch screen works with gloves!

I may just get one of these as "insurance"... hmmmm...

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 04:26 PM

Mine (yes, I have one ... :jump:) works fine at -10 ° C.
And works well with gloves ... I was afraid of that too and I was soon reassured ...

Stef

Photos of the setup are on my site ...


-10C isn't cold ;)

I was more curious about something like -25C or so?

Glad to hear the display is viewable at -10C, *and* that the touch screen works with gloves!

I may just get one of these as "insurance"... hmmmm...


You would actually go out to view/image at -25° below 0? And I thought you were a sane person! :lol: One good thing...the cooler on your QSI wouldn't have to work real hard. :grin:

David

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 07:37 PM

David -25C is -13F.
Celsius and Fahrenheit are equal at -40
It could end up like other HC where you use a heater strip to keep the LED warm enough to work.






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