Quote:Also...this is essentially push-to with encoders, right? Hard to discern from instructions, which mentions slewing but must be dec limited by the tangent arm approach, right?
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Quote:Magellan I was a typical DSC setup using a typical Tangent DSC controller. Magellan II was a more elaborate setup, using a controller similar to that of the LXD650/750 and LX200 mounts. It provided limited goto operation, comparable to that of early Vixen rigs (slew rates were quite slow and, as you comment, the DEC can't be slewed very far anyway on the Meade GEM models). You would manually move to the right area and the Mag II would control the final motion. I think they finally got that system working just before they discontinued it.Both Mag 1 and Mag II were offered in versions with hardware specific to various mounts. You'd have to find one with the correct hardware for the mount you plan to use.
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Quote: in general...a modern set of DSCs like a Sky Commander or Argo Navis is MUCHO BETTERO!