I'd like to start a discussion re drive options of a EQ mount.... new or old.... I hope this is OK by the mods...
Noticed Valentine's add https://www.cloudyni...-40kg-and-more/
I'd do like this kit... I'm in the design stage of a big EQ mount ( in a permanent observatory.)
I think it would be beneficial for all of us if we get all the info/education what we can get about this and alternative systems.
The original EQMOD is 'stuck' with the 705:1 gear ratio .... this 'interface' is free from that, and it does not use a 'micro-step' ... drive the stepper as a 'synchronous' motor.... direct drive the worm without 'jitter' ??
Also, options for us on a budget, is a 2nd hand Gemini 1, AstroEQ https://www.astroeq....k/tutorials.php and Synta's EQ6 go-to upgrade kit with steppers (stuck with overall gear 705:1)
Not sure how this will compare to a servo based system, like Sidereal Technology Servo Control. I'm on a budget, so it's about 1:2 cost difference... can't use EQMOD and a servo motor is way more expensive.
And noisier (with the transfer gears)!
If you are using any of these system, I'd like to hear your opinion.
ps: I'm interested in buying one of the systems, and have no financial or personal interest in any of the vendors.
Kind Regards to all,
Edited by Space99, 21 November 2017 - 04:06 AM.