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Dan McConaughy
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Sky X and G11
      #5586312 - 12/23/12 09:39 PM

Hello
I have heard that Sky X can run the G11 goto better than the gemini. Who has had experience with this? I'm a visual observer and am interested in goto performance.
Thank you.
Dan McConaughy


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Hilmi
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Re: Sky X and G11 new [Re: Dan McConaughy]
      #5586605 - 12/24/12 02:36 AM

I haven't managed to get it to work because The Sky X doesn't support the Gemini II natively, so if you have Gemini II, just be informed that it's not supported by The Sky

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Dan McConaughy
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Re: Sky X and G11 new [Re: Hilmi]
      #5586848 - 12/24/12 09:24 AM

I have Gemini I. Does the Sky X improve Gemini I?

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Re: Sky X and G11 new [Re: Dan McConaughy]
      #5587655 - 12/24/12 07:15 PM

I imagine they're referring to T-point or the Maxpoint programs that allow you to model your point model and take into account the errors in your system.

Gemini 2 has this built into it, whereas a Gemini 1 system would need an additional software package. I gave Maxpoint a run at one point; it did help immensely with generating a pointing model on my CGEM.

However, you might consider just geting using something that relies on astrometrics to aim your scope. MaximDL has this built into its software; a wrap around freeware program that is finding success is called Astro Tortilla as well. If you are a visual observer, you could mount a small refractor with a camera in line with your primary scope and use that to 'aim' the big guy using one of these software packages.

I would say that your pointing model is as accurate as you align your mount. I can't imagine that 'just' the SkyX would improve your aiming; and that what the person was referring to was using some type of modeling program like T-point or Maxpoint.

Good luck!


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