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----------- Obsession 12.5" Televue 85 iOptron Mini-Tower, Vixen Porta mount 110 Messiers, 7 planets, 11 moons, 1 nova since Nov 2008
17.5" f/5 Dob. IM-715 MCT. 120ED. Lunt 60mm Ha. Zeiss, Leica, Fujinon, Nikon, Pentax, Bushnell bins
Quote:>>>I find it easier to use the arrow buttons to move the object than to move the field of view of the telescope. Meade and Celestron have this feature.<<<Rotate the controller in your hand so the display is at the bottom.
Quote:I believe the mount I obtained was an older one, and it was a manufacturing problem that has long been solved. Such are the perils of getting a used mount. I don't think you need to worry about that if obtaining a new unit.
Quote:Sorry, I don't.Since then, a software update has addressed a couple issues that makes the mount even more user-friendly: The screen turns off after a few seconds, which both saves battery life and eyesight, and if you restart the screen with a push of the menu button, you will find yourself on the search and slew mode. Convenient.I've learned a lot more about this mount since my first post. I'm finding it more intuitive to use after learning from the user group on Yahoo how to achieve greater pointing accuracy, how to balance it more accurately, and how to set it up more quickly.It's a fun mount to use.
Quote:The screen turns off after a few seconds, which both saves battery life and eyesight, and if you restart the screen with a push of the menu button, you will find yourself on the search and slew mode.