Need help getting a gps for a mount.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:59 AM
Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:46 AM
Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:08 AM
The real cool part is, this little gizmo cost about $35.00, and I can use my field laptop to send GPS data to the mount.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:20 PM
Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:30 PM
stargps.ca This is a Canadian net address.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:32 PM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:03 PM
Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:45 PM
Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:29 PM
Also, some mounts are a bit cryptic about how the handle the annotation for N/S, E/W... using +/- signs to annotate. So yes, a GPS could be a good idea for some users, although every single mobile phone i have purchased for the past 4 or 5 years has one.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:48 AM
Sky Sync is expensive, but it looks like it plugs directly into the AUX port on the mount without having to connect to the hand controller.
I'm looking at one of these, too. I have mis-entered the time and wasted a setup routine with my CG-5 twice now. I do not have a GPS phone or tablet, so when I go to a different site, I have to look up the coordinates before leaving home. Not that hard, but I can imagine driving 2 hours and then realizing I forgot the note...
The StarGPS may win for the price point. I can always hook it up until it does its thing and then disconnect and put it away. The Celestron model would be less of a hassle, though.