10 Micron QCI Mount Advice Purchas!
Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:32 AM
All comments’ are welcome, though, idea, why should Not!, Personally I wish to have it today than tomorrow , but not without your advice.
Note:-I have permanent Observatory; for now it will be used for public outreach programs and some Video AP work. at least for the next 3 coming years until I move to remote place (Sahara) . Then it will be dedicated for AP work only.
I have search the Web and Google the mount and most what I have found and read positive feedback, specially for the HPS Model . can someone please tell me go a head and place the order today . or maybe not and save my money for HPS Model or ,Thanks.
Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:58 PM
Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:56 PM
I'd say you want a GM4000HPS, not QCI. Absolute encoders is the thing!
Thank you Per , but what if I don't wish to use the benefit of the HPS ! Like I will not use the mount as remote observatory !? I don't not mind to use autogiuder(although I wish to have nice image like yours unguided) don't mind unperfect polar alignment , what do you think about the performance rating for QCI model? I don't mind tracking accuracy +/-0.5 vs.+/-1.0 for QCI maybe it's beeter not to guide and spend the time with the family and enjoy the result but for me unguided imaging not a direct goal , yet it's a nice dream to have , do you think it's wisdom to let the mount go if I can have it for Fifteen thousand Euro !Basic .
Can I get better result with your softwear? what I will miss with QCI other than pointing\tracking accuracy because of the Absolute Encoders .. thank you .
Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:18 AM
€15k... The list price is €19600 including VAT, which means €16470 excluding VAT. Are you getting tons of accessories (like counterweights) for that price?
Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:26 PM
Thank you .
I was looking for more feedback from the friends on CN , anything to help me to easily decied .. Please ?! still have hope to find someone to help and let me know more about 10Micron QCI version !
On the bad casses I will go a head , place the order and will just hope everything will run fine. and will give my feedback + unboxing as soon as it arrive unless someone speak and advice not to buy it for Any good reason.
Nezar, Emirates Mobile Observatory.
Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:35 PM
I know this is off topic but can I meet you in the UAE and see that mobile observatory?
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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:31 AM
I will place the order for the mount Tomorrow, Hopefully , will let you know as soon as it arrive and will share unboxing GM4000QCI.
Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:07 PM