17.5" f/5 Dob. IM-715 MCT. 120ED. Lunt 60mm Ha. Zeiss, Leica, Fujinon, Nikon, Pentax, Bushnell bins
Quote:I had a G11 for 10+ years and it needed nothing. I'm a die-hard starhoper so wouldn't pay extra for goto. $1000 seems like a heck of a lot for go-to as the only difference is adding a controller. I have a CG5 that cost <$600 and a SLT mount that cost <$270 and they both have excellent go-to, so that tells you a controller could be pretty inexpensive.
Mike Crowle http://www.pbase.com/mcrowle/astrophotography http://www.flickr.com/photos/28745090@N02 Meade ED 127mm, Celestron C8, Coronado SolarMax 40 (a prize draw win!) Losmandy G-11, Vixen SP; modded Canon 600D, Philips SPC-900NC
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:>>>If you want GoTo for a G11, Gemini is the way to go... <<<No argument there, it's just very expensive. As far as "the parametrization off all the mount variables" I'm not a computerized mount aficianado so what capabilities are you talking about and how do these differ from what're available in the Celestron ASGT systems? I know that the the ASGT does not have PEC. Anything else?
Quote: No argument there, it's just very expensive.
Quote:I too am considering the G11, or maybe something smaller like the Vixen SXD. The G11 is actually better value if I don't opt for goto (which is standard on the SXD).
One consideration is storage space, which is very limited. Does anyone know the distance between the G11 tripod feet when the legs are not extended?
Quote:I too am considering the G11, or maybe something smaller like the Vixen SXD. The G11 is actually better value if I don't opt for goto (which is standard on the SXD).One consideration is storage space, which is very limited. Does anyone know the distance between the G11 tripod feet when the legs are not extended?Thanks.
20" MidnighTelescope f/5 8" f/15 Achro(project),AR6, C11, Parallax PI-250 ED102SS, FL102S,NA140SS,R200SS, 80mm NighthawkII w/TMB Fluorite Optics, SV70ED, AT66ED LXD75, Mini-tower, GPDX, ASGT, LXD650, GM-8, GM-100,GM-150EX, G11, GM-200, Gemini G40 4" portable AP convertable 44" or 70" pier MidnighTelescope 12.5" F/5 Dob Bogart GA
Quote:Sounds to me like you plan to leave it completely setup and just roll it in and out.....If that is indeed the case then you would be wasting you $$ on the items that make setup and teardown easier. Any accessories that I would recommend would be those that enhance the use of it.... such as the clutch knob upgrades etc......