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ES Twilight II and DSC - what are my options?

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#1 Brollen

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 04:45 PM

I've got an ES Twilight II alt-az mount that I would like to add Digital Setting Circles (DSC) to it... What are my options and what kind of expense am I looking at? I think there are 2 Australian outfits and is JMI still selling? 

 

I would love to hear of folk's experiences and recommendations regarding installed DSC's on the ES T2.

 

Clear skies!

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#2 Roger Corbett

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 03:53 PM

Try Nexus.

 

See this link; there's even an installation kit for the ES Twilight II.

 

https://www.astrodev...og/all/-/name/2

 

You'll find a manual there with excellent instructions on installation, with step-by-step photographs.

 

The developer, owner, Serge, is on Cloudy Nights and is very helpful, too.


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 06:08 PM

Thank you for the information.

 

Do you have experience with the Nexus on the T2 orang other Mount? I’d really like to hear people’s thoughts on these add on solutions.



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 01:12 PM

Installed the encoder kit in a Losmandy AZ8. Easy to install with the instructions provided and works like a charm.



#5 Roger Corbett

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 12:21 PM

I don't have any experience.  I've just been following Nexus developments, which has become the leading DSC now.  I'm exploring different low-end dobs it might work with.

 

Maybe someone who's used it with a Twilight will chime in.  I do recall reading someone's experience, somthere may be a post around CN somewhere, buried inside one of the Nexus DSC threads.




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