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Coromandel
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Reged: 02/27/09

Re: Direct Drive mounts for non-imagers? new [Re: Starhawk]
      #3622045 - 02/13/10 01:35 AM

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ASA says 15 degrees per second minimum, and faster if you ask. If you have a wire growing taught or an unforeseen interference, you had better be on your toes.

-Rich




A slow slewing rate is one thing some mounts (ie cheap ones) often get criticised for!

The cable management system of ASA mounts appears to minimise any risk of damage.

IMHO, if you buy something like an ASA mount yet still practise sloppy cabling habits then you probably need to step back and rethink the way you do things.



PlaneWave's new direct drive mount looks interesting.

PlaneWave

It uses large three phase AC motors, but no word on the power consumption or slew rates.


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Starhawk
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Reged: 09/16/08

Loc: Tucson, Arizona
Re: Direct Drive mounts for non-imagers? [Re: Coromandel]
      #3622836 - 02/13/10 03:20 PM

Yeah, that point of view has quite the track record.

-Rich

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A slow slewing rate is one thing some mounts (ie cheap ones) often get criticised for!

The cable management system of ASA mounts appears to minimise any risk of damage.

IMHO, if you buy something like an ASA mount yet still practise sloppy cabling habits then you probably need to step back and rethink the way you do things.



PlaneWave's new direct drive mount looks interesting.

PlaneWave

It uses large three phase AC motors, but no word on the power consumption or slew rates.




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