Quote:Hi Don,You're right about easier (JMI's offerings, and their upcoming GPS version too) but they cost money, and I've got a fully computerized Alt/Az GoTo set up that's been collecting dust un-used for 4-5 years now. And a 16" LB that doesn't have it, but could use it. I see the Meade LX200 classic platform (minus the OTA) goes for $400-$500, which could go toward a JMI, but it's winter, everything is setting inside here where it's warm, and nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Quote:Ahh... I see that the way I stated things should have been better. I knew what I meant, but I did not lay out the situation properly. The LX200 classic platform that I want to adapt to a new use, is from a 10" classic. Now I understand too what you were talking about. Thanks for recognizing the situation.Fwiw, there's a fellow I've been speaking to who currently operates a 50lb load at a 14" moment with this platform. That gives me some reason to consider my proposal might work. But there's more doubt than surety in my mind that it will. So, I was wondering if anyone here actually has tried something like this? There are difficulties, but perhaps someone has actually worked the problem in 3D and living color.At this point, I've decided to set up an adjustable load bar and scale up to (if it gets that far) the proportions.Keith
Quote:Fwiw, there's a fellow I've been speaking to who currently operates a 50lb load at a 14" moment with this platform.
Quote:Why not this as a consideration...http://stellarcat.com/Pages/servocatjr.html
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