Terry Danks Photography: Birds, Scenery, a little astrophotography too. http://danks.netfirms.com/home.htm Equipment List: Too embarrassed to list it all. Roll-off-roof Observatory Constructed Fall, 2013
scopes, cameras, mounts & time enough at last
Quote:G2 simulator had Pluto listed in the solar system as a target menu.Is is still considered a planet
David-------David Lukehurst UP 20" f/4, Orion Optics ODK12, CFF 180, Borg 125SD, Wiliam Optics FLT98, Borg 71FL, TS 50EDLunt LS60THa + LS60FHa
Quote: "Full Color Graphic Touch Screen"
Shouldn't it be red?
Scopes: Celestron 9.25, Orion 80MM and 120MM EON Apo
Solar: Lunt LS60THa/PT/B1200/50DS
Binos: Canon 15X50 IS Mounts: CGEM and LXD75
Eyepieces: Explore Scientific, Meade & TeleVue
Camera: DMK 41, Canon 6D, SBIG STT-8300
Messier Certificate # 2508
My Images: http://www.astrophotogallery.org/u342-hfjacinto.html
Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
Steve Clayworth CPC Deluxe 800 HD, Criterion Dynascope RV-6, Questar 3.5 Standard, Astro-Physics 130 EDT F/8, Tele Vue Pronto, G-11 Gemini Too many eyepieces
Quote:Well, after bouncing all over the place for the past two months, all the way from an Atlas to an AP900, I just got off the phone with our hosts here.Ordered the G-11 Gemini 2 with accessories, the ES 100 20mm and the ES 82 30mm.So, I'm broke!The waiting on a decision is over . . . the waiting for delivery begins.They expect the new mounts next week.
14.5" Starmaster with ServoCat and Argo Navis 1966 Unitron 4" Model 152 EQ Tec 140 TV NP101 f/5.4 APO Telvue .8 Focal Reducer FLI ML8300 and CFW-2-7 filter wheel Astrodon Gen2 RGBL 2" filters Baader 2" Narrow Band Filters Borg 50mm Guide Scope/ATIK Titan Guide Camera AstroPhysics AP900 Losmandy GM-8 Gemini
G11/Gemini-2/OPWB Canon 60D (unmodified) with 18/55mm kit lens and "nifty fifty" lens Assorted M42 screw mount lenses (28mm thru 300mm) Celestron 102GT refractor (Costco special) 8/10 inch astrograph someday. DeepSkyStacker 3.3.2 StarTools 1.3 http://www.astrobin.com/users/StarGale/ http://everettastro.org/
Quote:So, if the dealers have been taking orders what is the pricing?
Tak-106, AP900GTO, Unitrons, Masuyamas
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true. "J. Robert Oppenheimer"
Quote:OPT shows the Gemini 2 servo system for $1595 " the picture doesnt look like the new system though ".http://www.optcorp.com/productList.aspxLooks like $1795 for the system with the Maxon motors.The mounts with the systems factory installed say they have the Gemini 2 and those prices look the same as they were with the older system.Everything is marked preorder so that leads me to believe the prices are accurate.
Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes living with misery a lot easier!
Quote:I was just at the Gemini Yahoo group. It's $1595/1795 for sure. I asked the question if I can purchase just the hand controller and the box. My mount has Maxons on it, so I wouldn't need the motors.David
Quote:Quote:I was just at the Gemini Yahoo group. It's $1595/1795 for sure. I asked the question if I can purchase just the hand controller and the box. My mount has Maxons on it, so I wouldn't need the motors.David DavidDid you get an answer to your question about buying Gemini 2 without motors? My Gemini 1 is OK at the moment but I'm just looking ahead to that inevitable day!Steve
Quote:Mine (yes, I have one ... ) works fine at -10 ° C.And works well with gloves ... I was afraid of that too and I was soon reassured ...
Quote:"...the program is constantly evolving ...Stef