Quote:Also an Alt/Az version of the EQ6 with the new all singing and dancing hand controller.
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Quote:Looks like that manual is for a SkyScout sort of product, not a handcontroller to the mount.
Quote:Well, if these guys ship on time, we should start hearing if this lives up to the pictures and the promise. Where do you think the news will break first? EU boards probably?
Quote:Thanks PBO. The 8 looks nice, but was dreaming about the AZ EQ6. Hopefully, one of the first adopters hits this list on both of these. Anyone have an opinion on Skywatcher mounts in general and the Computer handbox?
Quote:Quote:Thanks PBO. The 8 looks nice, but was dreaming about the AZ EQ6. Hopefully, one of the first adopters hits this list on both of these. Anyone have an opinion on Skywatcher mounts in general and the Computer handbox? The SkyWatcher and Orion mounts are identical (Synscan) so there is no difference. However, the AZ EQ6 is suppose to have the new graphic hand controller. This is a bit of a concern since the Synscan, while not great, is a know commodity and the Synscan mounts work with EQMOD. It is a big question how the new hand controller will work and whether there will be EQMOD compatibility. Thoughts of the Starbook come to mind and that would be unfortunate. Hate to go from robust and functional to pretty and stupid.
Quote:So UR, is your know and love comment tong in check, or do you like the SynScan for real?
Quote:DOnt know if anyone has posted this yet but Skywatcher seem to be on the verge of shipping the EQ-8 Mount - see here
Price is being talked at around the £4,000 mark.
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