Push To Technology for $120
Posted 06 August 2011 - 08:03 AM
I have a Super C8+ with plenty of heavy metal parts and a Telrad finder with an adhesive attached mount and a spare 4" riser base. I purchased a more gooder better Skyscout on ebay for $120 then drilled a hole in the riser for the Skyscope tripod mount. Centering a radio tower light in both units with just one strip of 3M Double Sided Adhesive under the front of the Skyscout and bingo...It works!
No magnetic interference. Secondly, locate 2 stars and use the printed R.A. and Dec. coordinates to set hrs. and mins. correctly on your EQ Setting Circle.
The alternative was $420 for JMI encoders and a SGT box for a Laptop($) software($) hook-up which is a more accurate 'push to' technology.
In this economy, Is it 1000 dollars more accurate?
...no thanks, I'll find it myself.
Posted 06 August 2011 - 04:41 PM
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:29 AM
Skeye, with a good mount will get you DSOs and other objects for $150 especially if you already have a good android phone or tablet.
Maybe. I prefer the SkyCommander. More versatile and bang on ever time.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:22 PM
Now my almost new SkyScout and DII setup in the box resting and I may sell my setup if I see that it will not use in the future.