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#1 Raco1234

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 12:45 AM

Just wondering what might be the Best type of Mount for a RC 8 ?    

 

Deep space imaging with a 26 Lb Loaded RC 8 and a ASI1600mm

 

Would it be better with a RC 8 to do Guided Mount ? ( (NON EC MOUNT )  or Tracking Mount ( EC ENABLED MOUNT )

 

Is it better to GUIDE or TRACK with a RC 8 ?

 

Thanks All !!

 

 



#2 luxo II

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 01:34 AM

At this focal length (and longer) closed-loop optical feedback (guiding) always wins.

Blind pointing (EC) does not correct several possible errors, though if your exposures are short this may not matter.

Edited by luxo II, 25 January 2022 - 01:37 AM.


#3 Raco1234

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 01:51 AM

Thanks Very Much ! so if i Chose  NON EC MOUNT and i am Guiding ( Closed loop ) i have no need for EC ( encoders ) Mount



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Posted 25 January 2022 - 11:32 AM

Just wondering what might be the Best type of Mount for a RC 8 ?    

 

Deep space imaging with a 26 Lb Loaded RC 8 and a ASI1600mm

 

Would it be better with a RC 8 to do Guided Mount ? ( (NON EC MOUNT )  or Tracking Mount ( EC ENABLED MOUNT )

 

Is it better to GUIDE or TRACK with a RC 8 ?

 

Thanks All !!

 

 

If you're talking about the iOptron mounds with encoders? Forget about it. Just guide and save yourself some money. 




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