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theflop
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Reged: 02/25/09

Loc: Ortonville, MI
Orion Sirius GPS
      #5657508 - 02/02/13 01:57 AM

Is there an aftermarket way to add a GPS module to the Orion Sirius mount? The modules I've been finding are expensive. Any ways to adapt an off-the-shelf GPS unit to the mount?

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MikeML
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Reged: 10/09/04

Loc: NJ
Re: Orion Sirius GPS new [Re: theflop]
      #5657628 - 02/02/13 06:43 AM

Try this, works fine.

http://www.stargps.ca/


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rmollise
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Re: Orion Sirius GPS new [Re: MikeML]
      #5657715 - 02/02/13 08:54 AM

The Star GPS is OK...but do you really want to spend a hundred bucks on a gadget that is only going to save you a few key presses? It will NOT make your alignments more accurate, and you will probably have a GPS with you anyway in the form of a smartphone...

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theflop
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Re: Orion Sirius GPS new [Re: rmollise]
      #5657748 - 02/02/13 09:18 AM

That is why I asked. They sell very cheap GPS units now. I was hoping for a $30 solution. Perhaps I'll design one myself... they sell GPS transmitters and receiver modules (on a PCB) so maybe I'll invent one. Thank you.

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neptun2
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Re: Orion Sirius GPS new [Re: theflop]
      #5657861 - 02/02/13 10:25 AM

I am not sure if generic gps will be recognized by the synscan. Maybe not.

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