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#26 aruckle

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 08:40 PM

     I also have had the pleasure of working with Serge to outfit two mounts built in the last Century made by Ed Byers.  He asked questions and had very good suggestions.  I settled on 311,000 tik encoders on both the Series One mount and the Byers 5-8 mount. This provides a much greater pointing accuracy than the 8k encoders I was using with a Lumicon DSC unit.

 

    Serge really helped us with the installation of the system by making some custom mounting brackets, using a 3D printer,   We just needed to give him a drawing with accurate dimensions. The mounting brackets fit perfectly and are very durable

 

    Personally I enjoy very much working with Serge who is helpful in every way.

 

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(There are photos of my Byers Series One mount with the 3D printed attachments, on current the SHOW US Pictures of your mount forum )



#27 bthrel

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 06:30 AM

Fo the 12" it might be better to go with the higher resolution azimuth encoder. If it was a 10" then it would not give you a lot of advantages.

 

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Serge.

Serge,

 

Can you elaborate on the differences with the 12" scope and the two encoders? I received my package from you ( thanks) but did order the lower resolution encoder setup for my 12 and am now wondering if I made a mistake.

 

Thanks

 

Brian



#28 xrayvizhen

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Posted 15 October 2020 - 09:12 AM

Serge,

 

Can you elaborate on the differences with the 12" scope and the two encoders? I received my package from you ( thanks) but did order the lower resolution encoder setup for my 12 and am now wondering if I made a mistake.

 

Thanks

 

Brian

While I generally feel confident in any recommendation Serge would make, I can state, as I described in my article, that the 8196 magnetic encoders work just fine on my 12 1/2" scope. In fact, the pointing accuracy is actually better than what I described. For example, last night, while waiting for Mars to rise above the treeline, I was hopping about all over the sky looking at this and that with an 8.8mm 82° FOV E.P. and the objects (doubles, clusters, various Messier objects) I wanted to view were consistently right there. Maybe not dead center, but there within the F.O.V. nevertheless without me needing to resort to any zig-zag movments of the scope to gather them in. Now maybe that's a function of the precision I used in building my scope but still, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the 8196's, at least in an F5.2 scope.

 

I'll also add that the network drop problem I described in my article seems to only affect Android devices and the latest update resolved the issue. Android will ask, "The network you connected to does not have Wi-fi access. Do you still want to stay connected?" You need to check the "Yes"  box fairly quickly so you don't lose the connection.



#29 gatorengineer

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Posted 19 October 2020 - 08:30 PM

Any one have problems with skips and lags with SS6 Pro?  Just got my nexus after 2 Betis and first night out had alot of skip issues,  smooth movement then hang then jump in SS6, I assume its SS6 by the way.  SS2 was alot better in many ways.




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