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Terry Danks Photography: Birds, Scenery, a little astrophotography too. http://danks.netfirms.com/home.htm Equipment List: Too embarrassed to list it all. Roll-off-roof Observatory Constructed Fall, 2013
None of my kit is part of a two year pay to be part of beta test, that still isn't close to ending.
Meade 8" LX90 GPS on a CGEM Meade 10" LX200R on a MI-250 Takahashi FS-102 Orion ST120 ETX-125 De-Forked StellarVue SV80ED(Blue)and F50M2 Finder Scope SBIG ST-4000XCM, DSI ProII, DSI III
Quote:Good advice from David. I would get the Gemini 2 and bypass the original Gemini completely. It is obsolete now as are some critical parts for it. Moving directly to the Gemini 2 could save cost in the future if you plan to keep the mount. I would also suggest waiting and not paying to be a beta tester until the final release is available.
Quote:I like the ~idea~ of going to a wireless set-up, but I'm not understanding how that would solve the problem. It looks like the wireless receiver either the Nexremote or the Orion Starseek both plug into the same input jack that the hand controller plug into. If the problem is in the jack, how does this solve the "No Response" issue? When my mount freaks out, the HC is just sitting in the holder anyways....it's not like the problem arises as I'm holding the HC or moving the cable around.
AT6RC; C6R; 8" R200SS; 10" SNT; RV6; PST Vixen GP + Starbook-S Warped LXD55 G11 Gemini-1 & DSC Gone! HGM-200 Gemini-2 Orion Starshoot DSCI2; DFK 41AF02 Sky Commander 4 SkyShed POD XL3 14.5" f5 folded Newt Finished. Now in storage. Mount for 14.5" Portable obs on 7ftx16ft utility trailer wi 8ft dome Trailer Plans Approved, Jig Built! http://cleardarksky.com/c/MCAOobMDkey.html
Quote: For me, upgrading my G11 to Gemini2 made the most sense for both $$$ & maintenance standpoints. The Gemini-1 did have some motor burnout issues, (partly due to balance issues, partly due to load issues), and (my pet peeve) static electricity failures. Losmandy has done a lot of remedial work on both of these issues. (Better motors, better electronics manufacturing, optional Maxon motors, etc.)
Quote:The new cable has arrived (along with a few days of rain) so we'll see if that solves the no response issue. Does anybody know if the bad crimping job on the connections is usually on the HC side or the mount side? I looked at both and I don't see anything that looks weird...