Astro-Tech Voyager and JMI Train-N-Track
Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:32 PM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:33 PM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:06 PM
As a side note, my 26 year old son who has no interest in astronomy spent 15 min one night cruising over the surface of the moon at 150x with the hand controller.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:59 PM
I am visual only so I can't say how well the system works for photography. It takes some time to become proficient with the controls so that you can keep objects more or less near the center. I have found the time before significant drifting is sufficient for sketching. My best centering job was on Jupiter with a 3" F/15 refractor at about 100x magnification. I managed to keep it from drifting for several minutes.
At high powers you can detect drift easily and can adjust the throttle to suit. There are also buttons which spin the motors at max speed to allow you to center without messing with the throttles.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:48 AM