Quote:What would be an upgrade saddle to the Orion Pro AZ/EQ? Is the ADM DSAD-EQ6 Losmandy saddle ideal?Thanks
Ed Thomas Deep Space Products www.deepspaceproducts.com
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:Good point. I also wonder if including encoders has impacted the ability to mod the Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G... Clear Skies, Brian
Quote:Hi Ed,I'm a fan of the ADM dual saddles for instance...would they be doable? How about putting in Telescope Drive Master (TDM)?Clear Skies,Brian
Quote:Ed or Brian, I keep forgetting to ask... How much does the T-Rex mount weigh without the tripod?Brian, which color did you opt for on the T-Rex? I can't decide which color to order for my new TEC 140.Oh and BTW, Orion has the Pro AZ EQ-6 "In Stock."George
Quote:Ok, I finished the bracket and tested it on the TRex, works perfect. I sent pictures and specifications to JMI. I told them I would send them the bracket and one sample of the replacement bolts if they want it. So now just waiting to hear back from them.
SteveE I used to ask "Why?" a lot. Now that I'm older I ask "Huh?" and "Why?"
Quote:I know a couple of you are interested so I thought I would post an update:I have had no response to the emails and pictures I sent to JMI early last week, so I am not sure it they are just too busy right now or if they changed their minds again and aren't interested in making the motor mounts for the T-Rex.
Matt in Oz Takahashi Mewlon 210 F11.5 = 2415mm Takahashi TSA120 F7.5 (out on loan) = 900mm Takahashi FC76CSV F7.5 = 570m Takahashi FS60CB F5.9 = 355mm
Quote:Any news on the JMI motor kits, will 'Train & Track' come to fruition?
Quote:Thanks Ed, it would be nice if you can make it more compact than mine so it isn't as much of an eyesore on a beautiful mount.The key thing in my mind is to make it easy to attach and remove. It would be nice if we could have some small socket plate that was permanently mounted to the bolts on the worm housing and then the motor mount would just click into the socket. This would also solve the problem of the motor being in the way of the saddle bolt, because you could mount the scope first and then attach the motor. That would also mean the motor could attach closer to the mount since it does not matter if it gets in the way of the saddle bolt. I only mounted it at the end of that shaft adapter (that comes with the flexicable) to keep the motor out of the way of the saddle bolt.Whatever you come up with I will be buying it since I am sure it will look better than mine.Thanks for taking an interest in this project.
Quote:What happened to the JMI motor kits for the T-Rex? Are they going to make them or has the project been abandoned?I am planning to buy a T-Rex and the only one thing makes me hesitate to do so is the lack of tracking. It would be so great if this could be added.If JMI is not making a motor drive, I would certainly like to try to make one for myself. But how?Heinz
Quote:Thank you, Ed. Sounds great. I cannot find Avalon on the Internet. Is there any information accessible at this time, such as images, description, specs, pricing? Heinz
Quote:Thank you again, Ed. I found the website. Avalon's mounts look wonderful, but seem to be clearly on the pricey side. I understand you don't know the actual sales price of the Goto Kit, but maybe you could give me a hint about the order of magnitude the price will be in, so I have some idea about the kind of future investment I have to expect, if I buy the T-Rex. For instance: Significantly under 1000$, around 1000$, or significantly above 1000$.(The latter two would probably be too much for me.)Best regardsHeinz