I have both Auto Go-To and simple mounts. I have found the perfect compromise with a Magellan 1 on my 12.5" Dob
and My Beautiful C8 that once belonged to former Celestron Sales VP Leo Henzl jr. with a JMI MiniMax Computer.
The system can be run with OR without the scope being powered on (computers run off a 9 volt battery)
It is a simple 2 or 3 minute alignment process using 2 Stars. Once that is done, I can unlock the C8 clutches and
Star hop to my hearts desire, If I cannot find an object punch it in the computer and Push-To the object.
Another thing is my yard used to be quite small and the only clear area was close to my Neighbors house..
There is nothing worse than an angry Neighbor at 2:00 AM who woke up to the LOUD Whine of LX200 motors slewing
all over the place!!!
There is another way that I use is by using a Star Chart, and Digital setting circles from the computer (nice for us half blind),
and not even use the .computer. You use it just like manual setting circles!
A perfect solution for anybody, same scope but can be used with or without a computer!
I bought my Magellan right here in the Classifieds for $90.00!!!! That included ALL hardware, encoders and cables!
May I add (Jim's Mobile) has the most FANTASTIC customer support! They went to great effort to fix my Max problem even tho I did
not purchase the unit from them new!! This included a couple of call backs TO me!! You just don't find fantastic Customer support like that
Edited by orion61, 16 September 2014 - 04:19 PM.