RA or Dual axis drive
Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:36 PM
Posted 25 February 2011 - 03:34 PM
Posted 26 February 2011 - 07:58 AM
Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:31 AM
Would the drive system for the skyview pro mount fit?
I am not sure, I think the SkyView Pro is not exactly a CG-5 clone. Anyway, for visual, I think single axis drive is attractive. These stepper motor drives generally are slow at slewing and have a fair amount of slop in the gear train so that using the Dec (and RA axis) to center an object can be pretty frustrating. A manual slow motion control on the dec axis is quicker and more reliable IME.
Posted 26 February 2011 - 11:11 AM
However... the dual-axis drive is useful because I can autoguide the mount, something you can't do if you have only a single-axis drive.