Losmandy OPW for G-11
Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:04 PM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:42 AM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:40 PM
I put one on the RA of my G11. Works great, simple to install, easy to adjust, tracking is fantastic.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:00 PM
I had Ed Thomas put one in the RA axis when he HyperTuned my G 11. The combination of the two really smoothed out my guiding and I consider it well worth it.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:19 PM
Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:31 PM
Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:22 AM
Good as new compared to what ? I hope it meets all your expectations and performs the way you expect. I don't know what you use yours for, but mine needed help to perform the way I expected.
You got a good one. Mine was used, maybe neglected for several years. A HyperTune worked wonders for my mount as well as many other people I know that own G11's. It is a great mount for the money. Better than most anything near it's price point.
Good as new is only what you expect, I don't know what you use yours for or what you expect of it. But if you are HAPPY, that is all that really matters.
Mine now does all that I expect from it, and surprises me how well it does it, but so much better after the HyperTune.
I like it,
Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:24 AM
Don't forget people like me who find that their worm gear has some scraping (probably from trying to get the worm to engage with the gear). This scrapping might need to be polished out.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:41 PM
I recently upgraded to the Gemini 2 but will retain the standard drive as it has served me well. I may consider the OPW at some point but for casual DSLR imaging that I do it tracks and guides well for 300" exposures at 600-800mm f/l. With minimal effort from me it has been trouble free with multiple weight and optical tube arrangements. As Ed wrote, a little annual "tuning up"and it runs like watch. I agree, we both like them!
Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:56 PM
My next test is with my Meade 8" @ f/10 2000mm FL. I always use focal reducer to short time. But testing at long focal lenght will tell me how better will be with focal reducer.