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GM8 S "Digital Drive"
August 18, 2009 5:20 PM
Please, does that "Digital Drive" mean that mount can be operated directly with PC?
August 18, 2009 6:58 PM
No. It means that the tracking speed is digitally controlled (by the supplied speed controller).
August 19, 2009 1:37 AM
Thanks - well then it is bye bye Losmandy, too expensive for me to get the Gemini (possibility to get unemployed during the very next 3 months - pitty, then I'd have all the time I've dreamed about for this hobby)
August 19, 2009 7:32 AM
Well, what was your budget figure? Perhaps you could find the Gemini version as a second hand unit. Maybe you could settle for a "Digital Drive" equipped GM-8 with digital setting circles - or perhaps just use the manual circles until you can afford to upgrade?
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August 19, 2009 10:23 PM
I personally would prefer the Digital Setting Circles, I believe I can push a mount pretty fast...
Abe -- the poor PhD student (candidate now!) ----------------------------------------- 12" LX200GPS-SMT w/UHTC Celestron CPC800XLT w/ Feathertouch 2" Crayford Nexstar 6SE, Orion ED100 w/ Moonlight 2.5", Orion ST80 Celestron AS-GT GEM, Vixen Star Guy Pro, FM18 fluid head Nagler 31mm, 17mm, 13mm, 12mm, 9mm, ES 24mm, 6.7mm Oberwerk 15x70 binoculars Understanding wife One beautiful daughter, Emma-Rose (born 7-29-2009) Twin boys (cats), half Persian/half Alley Cat but all Vermin!
August 20, 2009 3:45 PM
Tnx for your input and showing directions.
I might settle down for CGEM and hoping it will be ok with guiding - topping SC8 or 2 refs and cams.
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