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    Default Any Advice For Dual Axis Drives For EQ5 Mount



    It's been my first proper telescope, previously used some very cheap
    refractors and was not very impressed with their performance. I decided to
    buy the explorer 200 as a christmas present for my self and unfortunaly have
    only had 2 chances to use it so far. However the quality I found was great,
    unfortunatly the evepieces supplied only gave me a maxium of x100, but I
    just ordered some different eyepieces and a barlow to increase the
    magnification. I'm really inpressed with the telscope, especially yesterday
    when I found I could attach my digital camera, hopefully I can try and take
    some photo's to see the results I can get. Hopefully there is someway I can
    motorise the mount and get it to respond to the ASCOM standard.


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    Default Any Advice For Dual Axis Drives For EQ5 Mount

    I've recently purchased a Skywatcher Explorer 200 with a EQ5 mount, I know
    it is possible to add dual axis drives for this mount but I was wondering if
    there is any way to interface these drives to make use of the ASCOM standard
    used by products such as Starry Night Pro. It might be asking a lot to find
    a set of drives and an interface to do this but the £1000 for a special
    mount seems a lot of money.

    John Wiggins



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    Default Any Advice For Dual Axis Drives For EQ5 Mount

    "John Wiggins" <skid@skid.evesham.net> wrote in message
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    Hi John,

    Can I ask how you are getting on with the explorer 200, as this is the scope
    I am seriously thinking of buying.

    Cheers
    Mike



 

 

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