Quote:I have watched NSN and asked around and have found very few. I have tried my self with a couple of CGEMs. 2 min unguided at long FL is a dream for a CGEM. Video is forgiving but not that forgiving. If you have some raw screen shots I would love to see them.
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Quote:Thank you Rod, and you are probably already aware of them possibly addressing the 8/3, but I have a question on it posted on Team Celestron Misc web page... I seems that the 8/3 is maybe hit and miss or real mild and a few can be real severe,,, guess is the luck of the draw,,,,,I guess if you get a bad one cn always exchange it,,, Thank you, Kasey
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Quote:The G11 is in another class.
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:It is true that in the past those doing astrovideo had lower expectations. It seems that they are becoming more demanding. The chip does not care if it is in a dedicated ccd camera or a video camera. The error is the same.
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CPC 1100 with HD Pro Wedge with ETX-70 Finder Celestar C8, C80ED and PST Istar 150 Anistigmatic R30 on CGEM Jason 313 from 1975! Mallincam Extreme & Mallincam SSIc & Mallincam Micro DSI Pro, Orion SSAG, GPUSB, Nautilus Filterwheel JMI, Celestron and Orion MotoFocus, FCUSB1&2 Hyperion 5,13, ES 18, 30, OR 18, 25 TV 2.5x Powermate, WO Binoviewer with pairs: TV 7 Naglers, WO 20 and RKE 28
Quote:Kasey-So early this morning I tried using my C8 on the CGEM with my Mallincam Extreme and I did not guide. Conclusion is you can probably get 60s - 90s without too much trouble if you bother to decently polar align.
Quote:I stand corrected. Thanks
There is one advantage to a stepper often over looked. When overloaded a stepper will just sit and try and step with no ill efects. The servor will draw more current until something spills it's magic blue smoke.
Quote:A FYI from Derik on CGEM vs CGEM-DX motors, electronics, gears , etc. "It used to be that the CGEM and the CGEM had different electronics. But as of some time last year, all CGEM's have the updated electronics. So nowadays, the biggest differences is the Tripod, and the longer clutch knobs."
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Quote:I can carry my CGEM with the mount already on the tripod out as a single unit. I add weights then ota. Doubt I could carry the DX tripod with the head already mounted. Would make another trip and having to mount the head on the tripod.
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