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Quote:I did a Meade Autostar conversion on a GP.The problem is unless you get the LXD55 or 75 motors, there's some fabrication required (and it ends up unreliable).And the LXD55/75 motors are pretty hard to get hold of. Not to mention the 55 motors have that infamous encoder disk that bends and screws up the GoTo pointing.An overkill approach would be a Losmandy Gemini kit.. although I think the least cost conversion has to be the Synscan GoTo conversion kit for the EQ5. I believe it's $400 from some Canadian dealers.. (if still available)
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Quote:Chris, I didn't know you could still get 55/75 motors.I did call Meade some years ago about this, and they wanted $180 each for the motors. So $360 for both.. hardly cost-effective.
Quote: With the 55/75 motors you'd still need a handset ($80) and the panel box, and some fabrication.
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Quote:Like I mentioned above, the EQ5 Synscan kit used to be $400 from some Canadian dealers. With the 55/75 motors you'd still need a handset ($80) and the panel box, and some fabrication.Can't find the Canadian dealer, but FLO in the UK sells this for $467:http://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-mounts/synscan-pro-goto-version-3-...I suspect you could take 19% off if shipping outside the EU zone.