Quote:Quote:...that thing inspires hope like nothing else in the hobby.Nope; just inspires Andrew
Quote:...that thing inspires hope like nothing else in the hobby.
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.
Quote: When the W command was given, the mount kept on moving Eastward with no hint of attempting to change. On the N command, the mount pretty much stopped. This the same as I was getting with the 909 AG plug.
Quote:My conclusion from this is that the tracking is squirrelly and the AG inop.
Quote:I have just managed to get my hands on a new 909 unit and i have to say i cannot understand what it is doing. It is very "erratic" in how it works.
Quote: After an inauspicious start, I now have it [909 APM] working on the bench.
Quote: To my surprise, the N & S contacts showed immediate proper response
Quote:However, for the E & W contacts, I was not able to tell the effect.
Quote: I'm beginning to think the tracking speed may be the main problem and not the autoguider.
Quote: The LX80 specs says it has 2000 incremental drive rates.
Quote:My next move will be to calculate this slower tracking speed.
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Quote: Has Meade conceded that their mount will not autoguide?
Quote: Can the mount autoguide without the APM module?
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Quote: I'm not overly surprised that pulse guiding doesn't work in alt-az mode.
Quote:Will regular serial guiding through the serial port work in polar mode?