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17.5" f/5 Dob. IM-715 MCT. 120ED. Lunt 60mm Ha. Zeiss, Leica, Fujinon, Nikon, Pentax, Bushnell bins
Quote:For you CGEM owners out there, what is the GoTo accuracy of your mount? And what is the alignment process you have to go through in order to achieve that level of accuracy?I have been previously spoiled rotten with a Nexstar GPS 8" scope which had the most simple, accurate GoTos I've ever had the pleasure of using, and that was with two alignment stars.Just curious if I could expect the same performance from the CGEM.
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Quote:I agree. I use the same method as Gary and get spot on GoTos. Honestly, I don't even worry about Polaris, just point it roughly north. John
Quote:Mmm, sounds just like my Nexstar GPS, I miss it
Quote:Quote:Mmm, sounds just like my Nexstar GPS, I miss it What are you waiting for? You know you want one...
Quote:Does anyone have any comments on backlash on the CGEM?
Author of "What's Up" articles for CN Author "Touching the Universe" iUniverse Author "Deep Sky Observing" Springer Author "Nebulae and How to Observe Them" Springer 8" Celestron SCT and Vixen ED 80 on a CGEM Canon T2i camera and lenses for piggybacking
Quote:Hi folks,how long did it take to do a polar alignment on the CGEM?