SCOPES: CPC1100; AT66ED; EdgeHD 8";SVR90T RAPTOR
MOUNTS: CGEM; Vixen GP2; iOptron Sky Tracker; Celestron AVX
CAMERAS: Canon 60D;Lodestar
EYEPIECES:TV N31T5;Delos14;Delos8;Pan27; PL20;PL25;PL32;TMB9
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Quote:Also the more recent CG5's with the latest firmware allow you to use PEC tool to load PEC corrections to the mount.
Quote:I took the plunge, it should be here by Friday. That means the it will rain or be cloudy for the next three weeks.
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Quote:Chris, you may be right... but I've used PEC tool to run a batch analysis and uploaded it to my CG5.
Quote:I sent a mail to Celestron: "Is it possible to use PEC Tools aquired from your website here to record and correct the periodic error of my CG-5 mount? My firmware on the hand controller is the latest (at least I think so) 4.16."And the answer I got from them: "yes, it is already programmed into your hand control."I hope this will help...
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Quote:We have a star party scheduled for tonight and I'm taking both mounts so I may get a chance... if the weather cooperates that is... what I was going to try was this:Power and align the mount, start up PEC tool and have it seek the encoder index. Then simply let it run with the corrections I've previously loaded to the mount. I'm thinking this way because there is no way to turn it on or off via the HC so having PEC tool force the mount to seek the index will give it a starting point, i.e. act like a start command... does this make sense?
Quote:Well now the question is, does the CG5 apply the PEC corrections all the time since there's no way to turn it on and off via the menus? at least that I can remember.... If the latest HC/MC updates enable PEC in the CG5's then Celestron has given us an upgrade... :-) I'd like to hear from other CG5 owners if they're looking at this and what their experiences are.