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#1 donnie3

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:09 AM

does anyone know of a place that sells encoder parts for a intelliscope. i know that when you purchase a hand locator the altitude encoder assembly comes with it so the only parts that you would need in order to construct a digital setting circel on a plain dob would be the azimuth assembly. thanks, donnie

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:33 AM

The Intelliscope is a patented system design and they are probably the only real source. The entire system; mount and scope were all designed to work together. Although I've not tried it, I've been told, you CAN'T take a 10XT Classic OTA and put it on the XTi base; the system won't perform right.

#3 donnie3

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

csrlice12, i had an older 8" intelliscope that i took the encoders off and applied them to my orion 10" classic and it works great! i also had it configured on a old 8" meade lx10 sct fork. the encoders are on the 10" now and i would like to find another set of encoders to rig up on my lx10 again. all i would need would be the azimuth card, magnetic disk, and cable connections. im probably out of luck but no harm in asking. thanks, donnie

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

How about putting up a wanted ad for an Intelliscope encoder system on CN or AM? It won't cost you anything to do so, and you might just get lucky.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:39 PM

yea keep your eyes peeled on a mart, here and ebay. I got a whole kit on a mart for $80 and it is working great on my home made 17.5"

it can even be adapted to a GEM mount

#6 donnie3

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:24 PM

thanks for the suggestions. ill bet if orion sold the entire kit thay would sell like hot cakes. its really a neat dsc and very simple to use. donnie






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