The savings has begun!
Posted 02 March 2004 - 07:59 AM
Lets see.. 35$ a week, need around 2000-2400$.. should be around a year!
I cant hardly wait!!!
Posted 02 March 2004 - 11:48 AM
I may have to skip the GPS portion.
C9.25-S-GT, 9.25" SCT on Full Advanced GoTo Mount
Posted 02 March 2004 - 01:56 PM
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Posted 04 March 2004 - 11:26 AM
I still have the Orion 120 to use and my new 2" diagonal arrived. But its still cloudy for the next week.
Posted 06 March 2004 - 09:50 PM
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Posted 07 March 2004 - 10:33 PM
I got it at Hands on Optics at the old price.
Great people to deal with BTW.
Yes, Gary's one of the good guys.
Posted 08 March 2004 - 10:46 PM
When I bought mine I considered the GPS, but decided that saving a couple of set-up minutes didn't justify the cost. Still not sorry.
I'm with Conus on this one... I thought alot about the GPS as well and also decided it wasn't worth the money. I soon found out afterwards that using GPS with a GEM mount doesn't work anyway. (info given by Cloudy Nights members) That it will only give you the date, time and latitude / longitude. It won't do anything else......according to CN sources
Posted 08 March 2004 - 10:52 PM
I soon found out afterwards that using GPS with a GEM mount doesn't work anyway. (info given by Cloudy Nights members) That it will only give you the date, time and latitude / longitude. It won't do anything else......according to CN sources
That's pretty much all it can do with any mount. The Celestron addon has a level switch in it that is supposed to save that step in setting up the forkmounts but I don't think that "feature" ever worked anyway.
Still, it does add convenience and is worth it to some users. I had one with my CGE.
Posted 09 March 2004 - 02:25 AM
I've never seen the level switch work on my N11GPS.
Sure you have! I had that switch fail on my NX11GPS and can tell you precisely what happens without it. At the beginning of the alignment sequence the scope rotates in the "up" direction. If the switch doesn't work it keeps on rotating in that direction until powered down. When the switch does work it gives the scope an idea of its starting point which it uses when aiming itself at the alignment stars.
On the smaller forkmount Nexstars (the i model) the GPS add-on unit has a level switch which was intended to be used for the same purpose - helping it get closer to aligmment stars - but as far as I know that feature has never been made to work properly.
Posted 09 March 2004 - 05:03 PM