I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
Celestron 8SCT ES102APO Orion 90ST CGEM LX80
David M. Douglass - Tempe, Arizona - http://www.az-dahut.net/
Quote:OK.... Test Results as promised.
Quote:During each test, I would link TheSkyX to the mount, with TheSkyX synced to the mount for time/date. Thus, I was able to also "watch" for drift, if present.
Quote:Wow !! Was it ever present (in Polar). I had to restart the procedure a couple of times, because the target was drifting right out of the FOV indicators, and i was sure something must be wrong. Nope !! That is what is happening.
Quote:The original posters said they thought the drift was large. I forget their actual statement. Andrew reported a large drift also.
Quote:Andrew.... is this something that is correctable in the "settings" ??
Quote:As i am seeing it, it appears that the hardware is working correctly.
Dennis LXD55, AT6RC, Astrotech 80-EDT, AT-66, DSI pro, FLI-8300C, Pentax K5
Quote:I have been thinking some more. When the first test was done, the mount was connected to the computer, running TheSkyX. I was "watching" the drift...
Andrew commented about some kind of possible "bug" in that configuration. Could that be a part of this ??
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:Greetings Uncle Rod...If you read my posts, that is what i did last night in the Alt Az test. Loved the results !However, when you remove the element of "Watching", then the test is valid, considering we are simply reading the Audidostar handset. We already know (positively) that the drift is real... observation (real) and planetarium. So, this is a "numbers" game... trying to figure out what it is doing.... which is "something" wrong.If we can get some numbers that look realistic, then i will set it up and do a "real" alignment and "watch" the star... (as i did in Alt/AZ).
Quote: OK, yes, i will do that. Recall that Meade was trying to get me to use the LXD mount selection
Quote:Well, yeah, but alt-az ain't the problem is it?
Quote:Sorry Uncle Rod and Andrew…. I cannot agree with you. The mount is reporting RA and DEC, as well as AZ and Elev in real time.
Quote: Andrew…. Could this whole thing be nothing more than a change needed in the ratio value ??
Quote:from my understanding of two star alignment it uses correction matrix in the tracking.
Quote:I also have a 497 controller we use on Lx55 If the new AudioStar doesn't fix the tracking. Should I try the 497?
Philip Neidlinger, PE, LEED AP Richmond Hill, Georgia Father, Astronomer, Thereminist, Electrical Engineer HAM Call Sign - KA4KOE Geek Extraordinaire ----------- Vixen R200SS 8" F/4 GP-DX Mount/HAL110 with Skysensor 2000PC Canon T2i EOS DSLR http://www.neidlinger.us
Quote:Bottom line as a new scope with the 8" SCT? Go for it or PASS.
Is this product ready for prime time?
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My Denk Binoviewer is worth more than my portable mount
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Tried to buy a LX80, talked out of it by a Meade dealer!
Andrew buys mounts on based on my recommendations!
Quote:Bottom line as a new scope with the 8" SCT? Go for it or PASS.Is this product ready for prime time?TnxPhilip Neidlinger
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