SCOPES: CPC1100; AT66ED; EdgeHD 8";SVR90 RAPTOR MOUNTS: CGEM; Vixen GP2; iOptron Sky Tracker; Celestron AVX CAMERAS: Canon 60D;Lodestar EYEPIECES:31T5;D14;D8;P20;P25;P32;TMB9 The Lord sits enthroned above the circle of the earth...He stretched out the heavens like a canopy.
Bob VIDEO POD,AT6RC,WO66,C11-HD KWIQ,iEQ-45,6SE grabn go SDC-435 video,MC-Xtreme-video ,T2i,Ntech300 Lunt LS60THa_B1200,QHY5L-2m "life is Fun again" with video astronomy Canon T2i-18mp G11-G2..C14,,Fastar F2 Darksites,CAV,FOO,Onekama-DS-Observatory
8" GSO RC with CSL Moonlite FocuserTelevue TV60isLosmandy G11 with Gemini 2 (with Ovision upgrade)
SBIG STT-8300m with Self Guiding filter wheel
A wide assortment of lenses for my Canon.
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HyperTuned CGEM and G11wG2 SV115T20, Meade SN-8, AT-66, and modified 20d. Nebulosity, SkyTools3, TSX, and Pixinsight.
None of my kit is part of a two year pay to be part of beta test, that still isn't close to ending.
Quote:I have both the CGEM and the G11. The CGEM is a good mount but, does not handle my heaviest OTA for astrophotography. The Gemini 2 and G11 do, with better guiding than the CGEM with lesser weight. The Gemini 2 software is being developed and has bugs, but no more than the CGEM has had. The best part of the Gemini is that it can use Ethernet and act as a pass through for any ASCOM compliant software using the native drivers. The CGEM can also, by using the virtual port, but requires a POTH hub and ASCOM drivers. Charlie B
Quote:It also sounds like aligning the mount (10 stars on each side?) would be a PITA. Am I missing something?
Quote:The CGEM uses up to 6 stars for alignment. Here's the dilema...I'd like the tracking accuracy of the Losmandy with the user friendliness of the CGEM.Patrick
Quote:there's a G11 G2 in the classifieds for $2K!!! that's the price of a new G11 non Gemini... a huge depreciation of almost 50%that kind of says something about the G11... doesn't it?
Mach1GTO / G11/G2 (stock) / AT6RC / AT10RC / TMB92SS / Astrodon 50D / STT-8300M / FW8G-STT / PixInsight / etc, etc. Astrobin - Flickr
Quote: it forgets the PEC curve all the time, meaning the check box for the PEC goes gray.
Quote:Mine is one of the ones from December with bad worms. Mr. Losmandy is trying to resolve the worm problem. Neilson
Quote:Patrick, have you been to the Gemini-2 website and messed around with their demo? I think it would help you make an informed decision. I found it matched the physical uses to a 'T'.
Quote:Hi, Not in my case, The stock worm gave me 28 arcseconds and Scott sent me the OPW complete with a new worm and gear box. I just installed my motor and the OPW setup and my PE went up to 31. I then removed the worm and put the original worm in the OPW and it went back to 28 arc seconds. Each time I tested the PE many times over several days. The research I was refering to was the PE reported on newer mounts out of the box. And yes installing the OPW should help a little and the Ovision should make a big improvement to about 2 arcseconds they told me. Ovision even sent me a copy of the PE results from the last worm he had sent out to show me how good it was. But the Ovision isn't cheap. The problem is Losmandy had a batch of worms that were around 30 arcseconds and Scott told me he is trying to figure out why. Then correct it and then he will send me another worm that will give better results. neilson
Quote:BTW, how do people hand the Gemini 2 in the cold?