I have been spending quite a bit of time on a Japanese site called Ascending Point (using Chrome browser). It apparently is a generic blog site that Goto Telescope, Inc. has chosen as it's host. There are eleven pages of blogs going back to 2012. Overall about 230 posts.
The posts cover the focus of Goto Telescope's manufacturing efforts for the last seven years. Quite surprisingly one of the main interests is in upgrading the existing Mark-X EQ mounts from the late 70's and 80's. Demand was quite strong and a number of diverse parts were developed and sold to meet imaging tracking requirements and increase flexibility to mount different OTAs. Included was a very nice dual axis motor drive set that sold out two limited runs to existing owners. The blogs also announced and went into some detail on the 10cm f/10 APO and the 12.5cm f/9.6 ED telescope development and marketing, plus a number of observational reviews. Other products are discussed, and new postings by Mitsuyoshi Kodama over on the Domenavi Goto site are announced.
Of current interest to all is the development and release later this Summer of a new harmonic EQ drive - Goto MX-HD. No pricing yet, but certainly shows the company is moving forward.
No information about a new OTA anytime soon.
I am intrigued by the Mark-X and the possibility of upgraded versions out there. Will have to watch the Japanese auction sites a little more closely.
Edited by Stew44, 06 May 2019 - 09:14 AM.