William Optics GT-1 Mount - Anobody Using It ?
Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:44 PM
The motors are there and they turn, the encoders work (checked with an oscilloscope) .
The worm wheels move smoothly , no sticky points etc.
Before I engage in retrofitting this mount with a decent modern goto system I'd like to know if it's worth the effort.
I wasn't able to find any info regarding this mount's PE .
I wasn't even able to find any astro photos taken wth this mount that would list the scope details or seeing conditions so that I could somehow assess if this mount is capable of decent performance .
There's a mostly defunct Yahoo Group for this mount .
I'd appreciate any info , links, pointers etc.
Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:13 PM
Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:54 PM
A Gemini 1 would also work.
I would suspect it is about at the level performance-wise of an Atlux. Since you already have it, and an additional $400-$500 will get you an SS2K, I think it's reasonable.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:04 AM
I'd appreciate if anyone could point to any user website containing such data.