Losmandy G11 Gemini II any info?
Posted 12 April 2011 - 09:59 AM
Me, once I got used to Gemini, I'm a "lover"
Best for me is that it operates well in the very cold, no display dimming issues like the LCD displays on NexStar, etc... AND you can operate it without having to LOOK at it!
(again, once you memorize the "layers")
I've no experience (obviously) yet with Gemini II; I'm not going to be an early adopter of it, unless - heaven forbid - I have another lightning strike/event and have no choice!
Posted 12 April 2011 - 11:33 AM
Posted 12 April 2011 - 12:55 PM
Welcome to the club, When is your "delivery" date? Mine should be sometime next month or maybe early June. I ordered IIRC early March.
Posted 12 April 2011 - 01:04 PM
Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:58 PM
Just plunked down some bucks on a preorder.
So you decided. I think you will really enjoy the G11 as it is a well made mount and Gemini II while evolving is a very promising platform that is sure to go a long way.
Posted 12 April 2011 - 05:26 PM
Posted 12 April 2011 - 05:30 PM
Posted 12 April 2011 - 06:42 PM
So, it only took me 4 weeks to get mine after I was told it may take much longer! You just never know.
StarT I will pobably get it in late June as they are only about two months behind now.
Just to let folks know how good of a company Losmandy is, I had an issue with the Real Time Clock in the main Gemini II unit. Russell and Scott at Losmandy were very responsive. I shipped them the unit and they shipped it back within 24 hours of receiving it from me. Compared to service I have received from other mount manufacturers whom I will not mention, that was the speed of light for a response time! I in no way regret my decision to buy from Losmandy. Sorry, did not mean to thread jack, just to reinforce Mike's decision.
Posted 12 April 2011 - 06:51 PM
Posted 12 April 2011 - 06:58 PM
Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:47 PM
Posted 14 April 2011 - 07:19 PM
Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:32 PM
Awesome... I've been pushing a broken 12" LX200 for a couple of years now and finally took the plunge on purchasing a quality mount, deforking my ota.
I'm prone to breaking things, and my decision on going with Losmandy (beside a solid platform that's made here in the states), is the accessibility of parts, that doesn't require the tele/mount to be shipped back to the manufacturer.
I'm still "pushing" now, but at least I'm able to electronically center, then track what I'm looking at.
I can't wait to get my hands on that Gemini...
Posted 21 April 2011 - 09:37 AM
Posted 21 April 2011 - 09:42 AM
Well a PC software provide a G-11 with GOTO capability?
Not with the "standard" 492 drives. You'd need a Gemini or other aftermarket goto system installed.