Takahashi EM-11 temma 2 goto still a good mount?
Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:30 AM
I want to upgrade my airline setup from a tripod + geared head with Takahashi FS-60 scope to something with goto and control from iPad / pc. I am also thinking perhaps a Sky90 scope too. I like the look of the EM-11 and it certainly looks to be light enough. Cost is not the primary driver here - I want something that's high quality and will last.
Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:16 PM
Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:12 PM
Its a very high quality mount-typical Tak. The prices for a new one seem crazy though. I got lucky and scored an unused one on Amart.
I don't know what you could get with similar capacities that would be nicer? A Mach 1 is much more mount, both $$ and loading
Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:24 PM
I think all the 11s have Temma 2Jr??
They all have the new IIM controller now. It slews faster like the Temma2 and I have the impression that uses a standard autoguide port connector, unlike the Temma Jr and Temma2 (I haven't seen the M version yet).
The only other mount I'd consider in that weight class would be a GPDX/SS2K, if you can find one. Not quite Tak quality but getting there - and it has a dedicated goto handbox. Cheaper, too.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:17 AM
Glad to know I'm not making a mistake!
Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:56 PM
Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:04 AM
Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:57 AM
There is a wedge available for EM-200, not sure if they work for EM-11.
By the way, I checked your website and saw your observatory, it looks very nice, congrats! It's an dream observatory!
Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:37 AM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:52 AM
Here is a link of the mount on the Takahashi Japan wesite:
Posted 30 September 2012 - 05:38 AM
Just to say thanks again for the advice ... after a fair bit of thought I just ordered a new EM-11 2M. I will be using with Sky-fi and my iPad.