Time spent looking at the stars is added to your life
Bashful, Misty, and little Ralphie - my heavenly stars
A-P 105 Traveler ~ TEC 140 ED ~ TEC 6 MCT
A-P Mach1 GTO ~ Losmandy GM-8 ~ TV Gibraltar
Quote:Thanks for the input Ron, I was already leaning towards doing what you recommended but thought I would seek more input. My background prior to entering the legal profession was in electrical engineering and instrumentation so I was thinking of doing a pier-mount in a removable top shed and installing my own encoders with an AB plc watching over things... kind of a Losmandy drive clone. I'm sure I'm going to eventually do this, but was curious if the tolerances in the CG-4 combined with the momentum from slewing the 12.5 lb OTA would just make it useless from an accuracy viewpoint. Now I'm thinking of just getting a used CG-5 to try this on and in the meantime save up for a G-11 head and a C14 to go on top of it; I'm quickly learning how addictive this hobby can be...
Kit 'Don’t worry about what telescope you own, or its quality. Just get out under the night sky, and enjoy God’s wondrous universe.' - Thomas M Back
Quote:Does your stay in the YouPee make you an honorary Yooper?