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Quote: I was unaware there were GoTo issues witht the mount.
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Quote:I am interested in purchasing an AZ EQ-6. I already own an IPad3.1. What GPS is recommended? 2. What is role of the GPS besides entering coordinates for alignment? Can the accurate coordinates obtained in SkyEye App on my phone be used to substitute for the alignment role of the GPS?3. What is required to search for sky objects?4. Can the mount find objects without external software using only hand module?5. Is the alt-az mode smooth and stable as a DM-6, T-Rex, or a UA Deluxe with a 5-6" refractor?6. Any comparison with a G11 in terms of PE?Thanks
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Quote:Thank you, Ed, for a detailed response. As a newbie, things can become quite abstract if one hasn't laid hands on equipment. I've been gathering equipment and learning as much as I can from knowledgeable people like yourself as I wait for my TEC 140 to arrive... Thanks again!
Quote:If you have an iPAD3, all you need to control the AZ-EQ6 is the SkyFi unit, the SynScan cable to interface it to the mount's hand controller and Sky Safari on the iPAD. I received my AZ-EQ6 on the 12th and have been controlling it using my iPAD 3 inside with good results. This weekend I hope for my first tests with real stars.Jack Huerkamp
Quote:I received my mount last week and I can confirm both EQ MOD and sky safari both work flawlessly with the included cable and a USB to serial adapter....no other special adapters needed! As a previous owner of the EQ6, I think this version is the best yet! The Canadian version does come with a GPS, but skywatcher does say version 3.32 is needed. I had no issues updating the HC, and have yet to test the mount outside. For anyone thinking of purchasing this mount, I don't think you'll be disappointed!
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe