Frank C-11 XLT 8" f/6 Newt on GEM Tak FS-102II SV 80L Triplet APO EQ-6 Mount on pier in backyard observatory (EQMOD) CG-5 AS (GOTO) SBIG ST-5C CCD and Canon Rebel XSI SSAG Oberwerk 15X70s and Pentax 10X21s
Quote:NexStar is a more mature product with a reliable and solid interface.Patrick
-Roger Pitre- 1 X 7 binocular MN65, Nexstar 8SE, SV70ED, Lunt 60 PT EQ6 Pro, Vixen GP2, Canon 50D, Modified XSi, SBIG ST-2000XM, 70-200 f/4L, BackyardEOS "He's got shoulders on him like a smelt..."--Anonymous <a href="" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/pages/AJP-Observatory/462651307139970?ref=ts&fref=ts</a> http://ajpobservatory.is-great.org/
Quote: Atlas/EQ-6 has stepper motors vs. servo
Quote:I have just purchased a "NEQ6" have had cloudy skys ever since!!Wondering though what is "EQmod" I see this term referred to in the mounts section?Robert Babb
Quote:Quote: Atlas/EQ-6 has stepper motors vs. servo
I don't think that matters in the least. SynScan and NexStar hand controllers speak a relatively high level protocol with the mount's motor controller which is what actually runs the motors. These commands are of the form "slew to this position", "rotate the Az axis at speed X", etc. I looked at them a while ago and concluded that the protocols were very similar, if not the same.