Quote:I've never used Gemini but I have owned a few different brands and I gotta say the AP system is probably the best I've used as far as ease of use.
Quote:The latest version of Nexstar does allow for user uploads
Quote:Also what mount around $5K that will take around the 90 - 100# capacity does Meade make? The topic is about GEM mounts in this class. Not Alt/AZ.Phil
Quote:You got that one wrong too. Read my lips. You can't upload user data (NOT firmware) to the Nexstar controller. How could you get confused about it?
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Quote: Quote: f there are ten ways to express a thought, you'll always pick the most offensive of the ten. Sorry about that. I did not mean to sound offensive. I just get frustrated when people don't read carefully to what they are responding.
None of my kit is part of a two year pay to be part of beta test, that still isn't close to ending.
Quote: Quote: f there are ten ways to express a thought, you'll always pick the most offensive of the ten.
Sorry about that. I did not mean to sound offensive. I just get frustrated when people don't read carefully to what they are responding.
Quote:Phil,Could you do me one more favor and take a measurement from the bottom of the electronics pier to the top of the saddle with the RA axis horizontal/parallel to the ground. I know it's a bunch of questions but if I need to/decide to cut the pier I want to do it so it's ready to go when the mount gets home. 31" is too tall with the RA axis pointed North but it may be doable if I park the scope with the RA in a horizontal position and OTA's level.I just measured the 31" and MAN is that thing tall! My G11 with the pier adapter is under 23"......Thanks a bunch!
Quote:Phil,Thanks for taking all the measurements for me but it looks like unless I want to lop about 8" off the top of my pier the Pro isn't going to happen. Although I love the design I think Celestron REALLY dropped the ball when it came to designing the mount from a height perspective. Seems they targeted those with Large SCT's and refractors for visual use almost. Why make the mount so tall?
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Quote:Would it all be worth it?Anybody with an opinion
Quote:Phil,I can rent a Diamond Blade Concrete chainsaw for $285 and be done in about 5 minutes but I'm wondering if it would be worth the hassle. Dust would not be an issue as it's a wet saw but there is still a lot of work to be done after that. Would it all be worth it?Anybody with an opinion
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Quote: I also assume the 14" sonotube is larger then the existing pier. That will give a nice finished look.
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