Quote:If the CGEM is newer, then the interfaces and standards should be newer. Knowing this helps a little.
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Quote:I am curious about the benefits of each for astrophotography. Does EQMOD give the Atlas an advantage for long exposure astrophotography and autoguiding. Is a quick and accurate polar alignment easier with EQMOD or do most use the hand controller for initial alignment?Thanks for the input.
Chris NP101is with Feathertouch focuser Vixen R200SS/CF QHY22, SX-filterwheel Lodestar Astrodon 3nm HA, 3nm SII, 3nm OIII AP900GTO
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:Eric, is the Atlas a lot less noisy than the Meade LXD?I have heard that they are very quiet when slewing and though my CG5 was solid and accurate, i was very annoyed by the wining motors. i have almost considered an Atlas type mount just for this reason. Not to hijack the thread, but what is the decibal level of the Orion Sirius mount, if anybody else wants to chime in?
C11 Edge HD, C925 XLT TEC 140 (#352) w/ AT65EDQ Skywatcher 100ED w/ WO66SD ZenithStar, ES 80mm Apo Sirius, Atlas EQ-G, "Atlosmandy" Pro AZ/EQ-G, T-Rex Apex,Porta II DBK21AU04, DBK21AU618, DMK21AU618, DMK31AU03, ASI120mm/mc, Hutech 500DH Beaglehaven Observatory (BYO #168)
Quote:To all. After lots of reading and asking, I decided on the Atlas EQ-G.This should serve me well as my first and only mount for many years.I also thought of the Sirius and CG-5, but they may not have the steadiness needed for AP after I add the guide-scope, camera, etc.thanks for all the help!
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