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A-P Mach1 on 12" concrete pier - ROR structure.
Tak FSQ85-EDX, Tak FS-128. Orion 8" f/3.9 w/MoonLite motorized - MPCC MkIII CCD:
SBIG 8300M/FW8, Astrodon 36mm LRGB, 5nm Ha, 3nm SII, OIII - Canon EOS 6D unmod SSI3, SSAG,
Skytools3pro, MaxImDLpro, PSCS5, PSPpro, TheSkyX, TheSky6, BYE, StarTools
Orion XX14g -for visual- diags, ep's, accy tubes, Binocs .
Quote:I see in the specs the EM400 has an 'autoguiding SBIG compatable mini-din-PS2 conx' whereas the Em200TII has a variety of possibilities.
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Quote:Hi,I am thinking longer term my next mount may be a Tak? Am curious as to how they autoguide, track, align routines and etc... I see in the specs the EM400 has an 'autoguiding SBIG compatable mini-din-PS2 conx' whereas the Em200TII has a variety of possibilities. I don't know anyone with one of these mounts. I've also read here that some folks have had a bit of trouble with the 'geek' side of doing business with the Tak mounts, and manuals in English. Both state they are ASCOM compatable which is fine for me. Also I see they have a sort of pocket PC for in the field...On the plus side I think their tracking accuracy, noise level, and typical Tak build quality recommend them as an option.If you've used one of these mounts, I'd love to hear your experience good and bad. Thanks
Quote:Am I correct that if I want to use planetarium software, I need it to have it's own cal / pointing model?
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s