Advanced VX vs Orion Sirius
Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:17 AM
Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:08 PM
Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:12 PM
If you can get a cg5 2" tripod to go with it, you will have a move combination.
Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:15 PM
The Sirius can use EQMOD. That is a great advantage in my opinion
Jon, What is the advantage of EQMOD and don't you need to have a computer to run it with the mount?
Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:34 PM
Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:59 PM
IMO the sirius is overpriced but is a better mount,
Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:45 PM
Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:17 PM
Exactly what would you get with EQMOD that you can't get with the NexStar firmware, NexRemote, and NexTour software?
If money is not an issue get the sirius, it is a better mount and coupled with eqmod it will bring you many features you cannot get with the VX. Jose
"Better" mount how?
Does it carry more weight?
Is it more accurate PE wise?
Is it more accurate Goto wise?
Is the polar alignment more accurate?
Is it easier to use?
Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:32 PM
Some answers to your questions:
>> Does it carry more weight?
I think both will carry the same wight.
>> Is it more accurate PE wise?
I don't know. If the VX is like a CG5 PE-wise then yes, the Sirius has a better PE.
>> Is it more accurate Goto wise?
Yes. With EQMOD you can build a N-point sky model
>> Is the polar alignment more accurate?
The ASPA routine is already available for the Sirius. The Sirius has an illuminated polar scope.
>> Is it easier to use?
The celestrons are easier to use.
Some stuff I like about EQMOD:
-- Custom horizons
-- Custom tracking rates
-- Ability to monitor autoguide commands
-- Multiple park positions
-- Work with any GPS
-- Ability to set for how long you want to track past the meridian
-- Joystick compatibility
-- Access to EQMOD developers (they fix bugs very fast)
-- Multi point sky modeling
NexRemote will not offer any you any new feature, it offers the same functionality as the regular HC.
Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:00 PM
Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:49 PM
Thanks again for the explanation,
Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:54 AM
So in the above choice, Sirius mount (which I have) would be my preference.