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ak7v
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DSC retrofit for Super Polaris mount? new
      #3592165 - 01/29/10 06:30 PM

Anyone have a product recommendation for putting digital setting circles on my old SP mount? I'd like to make a "push-to" system, but just having accurate RA and Dec indications would be enough (don't really need a computerized object catalog).

Thanks.


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GShaffer
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Re: DSC retrofit for Super Polaris mount? new [Re: ak7v]
      #3592225 - 01/29/10 07:10 PM

A bit confusing....you say DSC (Digital Setting Circles) but it sounds as if you are talking about just Setting Circles.....

If you are speaking of mechanical setting circles I cant offer any input....but it you really mean DSC's then Wildcard Innovations has encoder kits specifially for your Super Polaris.


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Re: DSC retrofit for Super Polaris mount? new [Re: ak7v]
      #3592786 - 01/30/10 04:28 AM

http://www.manortronics-force-gauges.com/Astro
Might help ?


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ak7v
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Loc: Wrightwood, CA 6400'
Re: DSC retrofit for Super Polaris mount? new [Re: John Carruthers]
      #3593078 - 01/30/10 10:32 AM

Digital would be best. Wildcard Innovations looks good -- thanks. I'll keep my eye out. Perhaps I can home brew something on the cheap.

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Eddgie
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Re: DSC retrofit for Super Polaris mount? new [Re: ak7v]
      #3593807 - 01/30/10 04:22 PM

Jim's Mobile sells complete kits for many mounts. You can buy the computer and encoder/bracket kits, or buy your DSC Computer elsewhere and just get the encoders and brackets from JMI.

http://www.jimsmobile.com/buy_ngc.htm


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ak7v
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Loc: Wrightwood, CA 6400'
Re: DSC retrofit for Super Polaris mount? new [Re: Eddgie]
      #3602024 - 02/03/10 11:29 AM

Awesome, thanks Eddgie. That looks like a great solution!

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tim53
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Re: DSC retrofit for Super Polaris mount? [Re: ak7v]
      #3602727 - 02/03/10 04:14 PM

Holy cow! Those are expensive!

For about $430, you could add a Gotonova goto kit to your mount: Goto'ing a Super Polaris

-Tim.


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