Quote: Skywatcher manual recommends a "Switching" type power supply and I'm not sure what the consequences are.
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Quote:Quote: Skywatcher manual recommends a "Switching" type power supply and I'm not sure what the consequences are. Either will work, though the switcher will offer lower noise and higher efficiency. The big difference is that the switcher is much safer if the device powered is expensive and/or delicate (telescope mounts are generally both). The most common failure mode for a linear supply results in 20 volts or more at the output. Any failure in a switcher results in low or no voltage output rather than too much. No big deal if you are powering a spotlight - but your mount may be worth more. I know mine is; I use only switchers.
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Quote:Sky SafariSKY FIdrives the mount in altazIf this helps
Quote:Dang, Is there any Astronomy program that will run this mount without EQMOD and without a Hand Controller?
Quote:Has anyone had any issues with GoTo of objects near the zenith? I had my Mallincam Xtreme hooked up to my C-8 and I was wandering around the sky (in AZ Mode). When I tried objects near the zenith, I was off. Anywhere else it was fine.JohnD
Quote:Also, be very scrupulous about choosing alignment stars...do exactly as the manual suggests.
Quote:Thanks Rod. I have not tried PAE yet. I guess I will have to now.
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Quote:Johnd, which iphone app are you referring to for the alignment stars? Thx
Quote:Quote:Johnd, which iphone app are you referring to for the alignment stars? Thx ALTitude AZimuth ALIGNment. Here is their website. AltAzAlign JohnD