Quote:This needs their i-phone app to tell you where Polaris should appear in the reticle when aligned for particular date/time.
Tak-106, AP900GTO, Unitrons, Masuyamas
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STF-8300C,OAG and STi
Quote:The ASCOM v2 Driver is supposed to give you the same information as to where to place polaris.
Quote:Quote:This needs their i-phone app to tell you where Polaris should appear in the reticle when aligned for particular date/time. Wonder if the app will be made available for Android ?What if someone doesnt have a iPhone or iPad ?
Greenfield, Indiana USA
Deforked 1979 Orange C8, WO 66mm APO, 80mm f/7 refractor, Sears 60mm refractor, 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
Quote:This needs their i-phone app to tell you where Polaris should appear in the reticle when aligned for particular date/time. You don't have to rotate the RA axis to use it which is nice. On the other hand, the pier would need to be level on the East West direction to not induce some error. I thought about it, but my locations have some slope to them and between the scope and the bracket for the mount, it is rather pricey.Dave
Tak AP QSI Canon
Quote:Quote:Quote:This needs their i-phone app to tell you where Polaris should appear in the reticle when aligned for particular date/time. Wonder if the app will be made available for Android ?What if someone doesnt have a iPhone or iPad ? You can get a used iPod Touch on eBay for $75 to $100.
C14 EdgeHD, C11 EdgeHD Zhumell 8" f/6 Newt AP1200GTO, CGEM DX, CG5-ASGT Rob Miller Tri36M tripod Canon Rebel XS, Atik 314L+, DSI pro I,II, QHY5L-II SX 7 FW with Astrodon LRGB, Ha 5nm Hutech OAG5, Rainbow Optics Grating Scorpio Observatory
Quote:It's really quite funny to hear a gripe about an app that costs $1.99 in the same context of an Astro Physics mount. It's kind of like getting upset that an oil change on a Ferrari generally costs $2k at a dealer. You bought it, you got it and now you have to pay for it.No offense to the budget minded here on CN; it's just that you can't really expect AP, Tak, TV, or any hand made, high QC hardware to be cheap.My last company had a Cessna Citation Bravo Jet and I remember my boss coveting a Gulfstream V. We couldn't afford it but that jet kicks *BLEEP* nonetheless.
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:AP has said they are working on an Android app. no timeframe though...
Takahashi TOA-130s with CAA and Feathertouch micro TOA130R reducer Astro-Physics Mach 1 w/Eagle Pier Canon T2i stock QHY8 CCD Scope Buggy Tele Vue Naglers and Ethos
Quote:Hi Andy, since both of us are unfamiliar with the Pasill4, these posts should be of some assistance.
Yahoo ap-gto #28881 & 35913
I followed Howard's suggestion about fine tuning the Pasill4L and this past friday I had my first light with the mount.
I did a 30 second polar alignment and it was precise enough to give me excellent goto's. Also the drift seemed to be minimal and very easy to guide out.
So thumbs up for the Pasill4 after the fine tuning!
Quote:I just had quite a bit of discussion with George and Howard from AP- long story short, they say the right angle finder is good enough to do away with drift alignment hell.