01/23/13 01:05 AM
Re: Astro-Physics GTO question

one possible alternative...

AP sells the handset alone for $1000-ish. I am not sure if an older handset for a CP2 can be upgraded to 4.17 which is the latest version. If it can be...

then maybe you can buy the CP3 controller alone from AP. It would almost certainly cost less than the handset.

Ray - autoparking with the S chip means I can cut the power without doing an explicit park command, and on startup I can just resume from park? sounds like a killer feature that would help remote imagers a lot... if it's foolproof, as the older AP mounts don't have homing sensors...

also - the extended autoguider commands would only be utilized if pulse guiding through the ASCOM interface right? so "traditionalists" / luddites like me who guide through the ST4 interface won't be able to use this?

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