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Nezar H
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Reged: 08/11/11

10 Micron QCI Mount Advice Purchas!
      #5947967 - 06/30/13 12:32 PM

I have a Planewave CDK24” (will arrive within four weeks hopefully), I have consider MEII @240LBS ! but many advice agents that , now I had increased the budget to 20 thousand U$. then ; 10Micron GM4000QCI Mount offered to me at good price (No Taxes), the last piece from the last production will ship directly from the manufacture (I Live in the Middle East)! I am already in Love with the 1oMount’s because of everything it has!! some (stand alone Operation , HC, Modern and smart software, Capacity and ++.

All comments’ are welcome, though, idea, why should Not!, Personally I wish to have it today than tomorrow , but not without your advice.
Note:-I have permanent Observatory; for now it will be used for public outreach programs and some Video AP work. at least for the next 3 coming years until I move to remote place (Sahara) . Then it will be dedicated for AP work only.
I have search the Web and Google the mount and most what I have found and read positive feedback, specially for the HPS Model . can someone please tell me go a head and place the order today . or maybe not and save my money for HPS Model or ,Thanks.


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Per Frejvall
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Reged: 09/28/12

Loc: Saltsjöbaden, Sweden
Re: 10 Micron QCI Mount Advice Purchas! new [Re: Nezar H]
      #5948272 - 06/30/13 03:58 PM

I'd say you want a GM4000HPS, not QCI. Absolute encoders is the thing!

/per


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Nezar H
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Reged: 08/11/11

Re: 10 Micron QCI Mount Advice Purchas! new [Re: Per Frejvall]
      #5948345 - 06/30/13 04:56 PM

Quote:

I'd say you want a GM4000HPS, not QCI. Absolute encoders is the thing!

/per




Thank you Per , but what if I don't wish to use the benefit of the HPS ! Like I will not use the mount as remote observatory !? I don't not mind to use autogiuder(although I wish to have nice image like yours unguided) don't mind unperfect polar alignment , what do you think about the performance rating for QCI model? I don't mind tracking accuracy +/-0.5 vs.+/-1.0 for QCI maybe it's beeter not to guide and spend the time with the family and enjoy the result but for me unguided imaging not a direct goal , yet it's a nice dream to have , do you think it's wisdom to let the mount go if I can have it for Fifteen thousand Euro !Basic .
Can I get better result with your softwear? what I will miss with QCI other than pointing\tracking accuracy because of the Absolute Encoders .. thank you .


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Per Frejvall
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Re: 10 Micron QCI Mount Advice Purchas! new [Re: Nezar H]
      #5948968 - 07/01/13 01:18 AM

If you really do not feel the need for encoders then QCI may be quite OK. It does have almost identical mechanical features. I haven't tried one myself so I really cannot comment beyond that...

€15k... The list price is €19600 including VAT, which means €16470 excluding VAT. Are you getting tons of accessories (like counterweights) for that price?

/per


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Nezar H
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Re: 10 Micron QCI Mount Advice Purchas! new [Re: Per Frejvall]
      #5949661 - 07/01/13 01:26 PM

Yes with tons of accessories !
Thank you .

I was looking for more feedback from the friends on CN , anything to help me to easily decied .. Please ?! still have hope to find someone to help and let me know more about 10Micron QCI version !
On the bad casses I will go a head , place the order and will just hope everything will run fine. and will give my feedback + unboxing as soon as it arrive unless someone speak and advice not to buy it for Any good reason.

Nezar, Emirates Mobile Observatory.


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Hilmi
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Re: 10 Micron QCI Mount Advice Purchas! new [Re: Nezar H]
      #5949686 - 07/01/13 01:35 PM

Nezar

I know this is off topic but can I meet you in the UAE and see that mobile observatory?


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Nezar H
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Re: 10 Micron QCI Mount Advice Purchas! new [Re: Hilmi]
      #5949734 - 07/01/13 01:55 PM

Sure , you are my guest, anytime. You can drive it if you would like.

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EFT
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Re: 10 Micron QCI Mount Advice Purchas! new [Re: Nezar H]
      #5949780 - 07/01/13 02:19 PM

That thing is one sweat ride. Definitely the coolest mobile observatory and outreach vehicle I have ever seen. I would love to have one of those myself.

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David PavlichAdministrator
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Re: 10 Micron QCI Mount Advice Purchas! new [Re: Nezar H]
      #5949782 - 07/01/13 02:24 PM

10 Micron makes a quality mount. I don't see how you'd have anything but great service from it. And if you don't post pictures as soon as you get it set up, I'll never forgive you.

David


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Nezar H
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Re: 10 Micron QCI Mount Advice Purchas! new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #5950850 - 07/02/13 07:31 AM

Thank you all !

I will place the order for the mount Tomorrow, Hopefully , will let you know as soon as it arrive and will share unboxing GM4000QCI.


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Per Frejvall
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Reged: 09/28/12

Loc: Saltsjöbaden, Sweden
Re: 10 Micron QCI Mount Advice Purchas! new [Re: Nezar H]
      #5951490 - 07/02/13 03:07 PM

Woah! Unboxing with a fork-lift! That'll be something

/per


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