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zeeshan
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Vixen Viper MC90L computer control
      #5522325 - 11/16/12 06:38 AM

I recently bought this little portable telescope and want to know if it is possible to track the object without keep pressing the joystick all the time. Is there way to control this mount through computer?

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Re: Vixen Viper MC90L computer control new [Re: zeeshan]
      #5522784 - 11/16/12 11:57 AM

The MC90L must use the joystick. It does have 6 variable speeds. But yes, to track the object, you have to keep pressing the joystick. There is no way to control this mount via a computer.

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Re: Vixen Viper MC90L computer control new [Re: faltered]
      #5529758 - 11/20/12 10:22 AM

Thanks for the information

As per manual it says that mount can track at 2x to 800x sidereal speed. I am wondering if it can track at sidereal rate for long exposure photography. Since it is a plastic mount, can I mount it in eq mode.


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