Upgrade to the old EQ8. Interesting.
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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:45 PM
Looks like the HDX110
Looks can be deceiving on this.
Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:07 PM
I wish manufacturers wouldn't put connectors (like the power connector) on parts of the mount that move. Urg.
Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:24 PM
This is an update to the existing EQ8, it seems. Is there a more complete list of things that have changed that you could publish?
Things that are listed as being improved are:
Things removed, it seems:
The main thing I would have liked to see in the improvements but not listed is:
If there are other less obvious or unlisted features than given on the FLO Website, please elaborate. Since the FLO page says they are available for immediate shipment, I assume they are now available in Europe. Do you have any information that you can mention regarding when these might come to North America / USA?
If these have spring loaded worms, I might be interested to buy again / upgrade.
Edited by jdupton, 17 September 2019 - 07:25 PM.
Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:41 AM
Posted 06 October 2019 - 04:39 AM
I would have loved that this new EQ8 to be a new "AZ-EQ8"... :-) ... an AZ mode for more ergonomic use in visual mode with large OTAs could have benn interesting. (for instance I place a Dob400 FlexTube OTA on EQ8, but there are some "impossible" to use positions of the OTA). .... and maybe to have WiFi integrated already :-)
I have now an EQ8, I see no reason to upgrade to EQ8-R
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