Quote:Is this done using eqmod, or the supplied controller ?If you are comparing using eqmod, it's not really a valid comparison of 'what was supplied'. I'm actually quite interested in how well it runs 'out of the box', ie, do a 3 star align, then wander around the sky seeing how close the goto accuracy is, using the supplied electronics.
Quote:Great reporting so far, thanks for sharing the info on your mount. I have been wondering how the EQ-8 compares to the EQ-6 size-wise. I currently have an EQ-6 Pro/Atlas in my observatory and am interested in upgrading to the EQ-8 when it becomes available over here in North America. Specifically, I am wondering how much taller the EQ-8 is from base to highest point in park compared to the EQ-6? Just kind of curious to see how much I would have to modify my current pier and rat cage. Thanks again!
C11 Edge HD, C925 XLT TEC 140 (#352) w/ AT65EDQ Skywatcher 100ED w/ WO66SD ZenithStar, ES 80mm Apo Sirius, Atlas EQ-G, "Atlosmandy" Pro AZ/EQ-G, T-Rex Apex,Porta II DBK21AU04, DBK21AU618, DMK21AU618, DMK31AU03, ASI120mm/mc, Hutech 500DH Beaglehaven Observatory (BYO #168)
The motor controller on the AZ-EQ6 and the EQ8 are using 3.3V logic, and in the future, all our new motor controller will use 3.3V logic, too. But we have made sure that the communication interface is +5V tolerant and the new motor controllers will be compatible with the old SynScan hand control. The EQMOD user should make sure that their adapter can receive 3.3V serial input signal reliably.