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Will this be a retrofit for a present production mount, or just new mounts going forward?
Quote:Doesn't Meade have something similar with its lightswitch scopes?
Quote:So this is the redesign of the venerable CG-5 mount. Does it appear it will have the same capacity?
Quote:I've had a beta test version of the AVX mount since late November. I think it's a nice mount. It will have at least the capacity of the AS-GT.
It has a RTC, the power connector has a screw on fitting. it guides beautifully.
I have not heard of the Star Sense device but my guess is that it will require a NexStar+ HC and an Aux port on the mount. The challenge with existing mounts will be fitting it, I guess it could fit in place of the finder.
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:Any pictures available?
Quote:Is the SkySense able to autoguide? If so, this is quite an announcement. I'd really like to see this sort of thing pan out.-Rich
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Quote:I wonder if the motors on the new mount are quieter and/or faster than what is on the ASGT mount...
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Quote:Quote:Is the SkySense able to autoguide? If so, this is quite an announcement. I'd really like to see this sort of thing pan out.-Rich It is not an autoguider. It is simply designed to make alignment on the sky a no-hands three-minute automatic procedure.
Quote:I would love to see pictures of C-8 EdgeHD focal reducer.
Quote:Products include an Advanced VX series of go-to scopes that will replace the current Advanced Series line. They use a completely reengineered version of the Advanced Series 30 pound payload capacity mount. It has permanent PEC, a wider latitude range, tracking past the meridian for imagers, improved electronics with All-Star polar alignment, a built-in autoguider port, new motors for better astrophotography tracking, and more. Scopes will include and 8” EdgeHD version, in addition to all of the current 6” to 11” models currently available. Prices run about $100 more than the Advanced Series.
Quote:I've just tried it, the latitude scale range is 0 to 75 and it will adjust to just below 0 without hitting anything.
BUT it's never been mentioned that it will work in alt azm mode and there is currently no option to switch the HC to an AltAz mode.
An AltAz mode would need significantly different firmware because in previous mounts the hour angle axis is equivalent to azimuth and the dec to altitude. If the mount it set to zero latitude then the dec axis becomes equivalent to azimuth and the hour angle axis altitude, i.e. reversed.
I would assume that it is not a dual use mount unless Celestron says that it is.
Quote:How about a pic of the OAG?