Quote:Thanks guys... I'll be in business soon...but really Losmandy should include a power supply or the mount is just so much dead weight... I view it as a stupid marketing decision...Rick
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Quote:Losmandy does not supply a power supply. The power cable should be included that allows you to connect to a cig lighter port. You can purchase an AC-DC power supply from many places. Here is a good one, for a good price. Link
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Quote: Is it possible that encoders are not automatically included in the Gemini system? I am suspecting that this is the case and that they are not regarded as essential and not supplied as standard equipment... but I could of course be wrong...
Quote: Speaking of clutches... they aren't obvious to a non-Losmandy person like myself who has used only Tasco, Cave, Meade, and Takahashi mounts up till now. But I'm sure they are there someplace and I will start a search
Quote:PS - why does the Gemini control box have a handcontroller telephone-type jack, but the handcontroller box attaches via a sort of computer COM port type connector?
Quote:Quote:PS - why does the Gemini control box have a handcontroller telephone-type jack, but the handcontroller box attaches via a sort of computer COM port type connector?Probably just a carryover. The original Gemini design used the standard hand controller with some internal modifications; that one used the RJ jacks because the jack was alternatively used for an autoguide port with the 492 controllers. Later Gemini units don't have the display on them and rely on the new hand controller (which has the display); they have a separate autoguide port.