Alt-Az with DSC and Tracking?
Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:28 AM
Serenity prayer aside, any suggestions?
Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:09 AM
Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:31 AM
I see a Losmandy mount in your future ...
I tried a GoTo GEM a while back and really didn't like it so I took it back - couldn't stand having to slew when I know exactly where to push to. Nor did I like having to unlock the clutches to do the pushing.
Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:22 AM
Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:45 PM
I have thought about the non-Gemini Losmandy GM-8 for a while now, as it has everything I want in a manual mount. I hear the Gemini system is not the most user friendly system, but I likely would not get that option anyway. You can put DSC's on a GM-8 and still have smooth push-to with tracking?
Alt-az mounts are just so darned attractive when you look at the weight savings. The Nova hitch looks great but would have to be bought in stages at a price like that - not much of a problem spread over a couple of years.
It doesn't look like the DS-3 has tracking capability - still waiting on an answer for that question.
Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:43 PM