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Adam AP Mach 1, Rob Miller TRI36L, Celestron 8" Edge HD Hyperion 17mm, Celestron 40mm Plossl, TMB 7mm & 9mm WO 66, Lunt LS60/B1200 PT, CG-5 Clone STF-8300m Pro Package, Honis-Modified Canon XS, Un-modded T1i, SSAG, TSOAG9, SX Lodestar
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Quote:5 minute unguided exposures? Does any mount do that?
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SCOPES: CPC1100; AT66ED; EdgeHD 8";SVR90 RAPTOR MOUNTS: CGEM; Vixen GP2; iOptron Sky Tracker; Celestron AVX CAMERAS: Canon 60D;Lodestar EYEPIECES:31T5;D14;D8;P20;P25;P32;TMB9 The Lord sits enthroned above the circle of the earth...He stretched out the heavens like a canopy.
http://www.astrobin.com/users/orion69/ TS 150 mm APO Triplet, Feather Touch 3.5" focuser, Micro Touch Focusing System CGEM on custom made platform Atik 383L+ mono, Atik filter wheel, Baader LRGBC + narrowband filters SX Lodestar + TSOAG9 Dew-Not heater
http://www.faintfuzzy.net Stuff C14, C8, Orion XX14i, Meade 8" ACF, AT6RC, AT102ED, Orion ED80, PST, AP1600GTO, CGE, CG5, ST10-XME/CFW8, QHY8PRO, Optec TCF-s, Microtouch Focuser, Pyxis LE, Hyperstar for C8.
Quote:However, is it confirmed that PEC in the cgem is inefficient as ddady mentioned?I used the PEC once with no great result but my drift in declination indicated that i was not very well polar aligned. So i'd like to know from those who are well aligned.
Quote:One look at orion69's website puts an end to this discussion about the cgem's ability in the right hands. It is said that some of Ancell Adams photos were taken with a modified Brownie! It is frequently the master not the instrument that counts.JayW
Celestron Nexstar 8SE with 6.3 focal reducer SV 90mm SVT Raptor APO Triplet Refractor Celestron AS-GT (Hypertuned) Orion SSAG/Mini-guider Canon T3i DSLR modded with Baader UV/IR filter Backyard EOS/Deep Sky Stacker/Photoshop CS5
Quote:New firmware should be coming out soon for the CGEM DEC guiding bug.. but....There might..MIGHT... be new motors coming out for the CGEM.. similar to the VX line..