I'm in need of a better solution for guiding. Here's my setup(s)
Main mount is a Losmandy G-11 with Gemini 1
Alternate (portable) mounts are:
Explore Scientific IEXOS-100
I'm looking for a standalone guiding system where I don't need a laptop in the field to set up for guiding. Since the most I will have is a DSLR (Pentax K-1) and a number of Scopes/Lenses
(Redcat 51, ES 127 Apo, Celestron 9 1/4 OTA & various Pentax Lenses)
My current guide camera is a ZWO ASI 174MM
Obviously I'm not going to try and mount the 9.25 or 127 on anything other than the G-11.
I'm considering the Lacerta Mgen 3 or the Stellarmate plus (I don't feel like building out my own system so I want to purchase something all inclusive (aside from the guide scope) I'm considering an OAG and ZWO mini-guide scope.
What I'm unsure about, is what cables I need to hook up to the G-11. Is the ST4 cable enough to get me guiding? I have a wifi connector to the G-11 that allows me to control it with Sky Safari (something I don't do frequently), but would that allow the Stellarmate to slew the mount or do I need to get some kind of cable to do that? If so, what cable and where do I get it?
Camera control would be nice to have, but not critical.
I've heard about the Atik Base that built off the Stellarmate, but it doesn't seem to be for sale yet.
Any advice is appreciated.
Edited by Astronomy4You, 04 August 2020 - 10:54 PM.