Orion snyscan dobsonian xx12g

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Orion snyscan dobsonian xx12g

Post by AstroJim » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:14 am

Hi

Would this work with the orion goto xx12g?

Fabulous if it would...

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Post by dpanderson » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:35 pm

While the USB2EQ5 interface cable would work with this telescope since it uses the Synscan handcontroller, the problem is that it is an Alt-Az mount. The EQMOD ASCOM driver does not currently support Alt-Az mounts, only equatorial mounts.
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Post by AstroJim » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:59 pm

Rats! It would indeed be a very good solution for dropping the price of astrophotography for the masses.

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Post by dpanderson » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:40 am

I agree. One other thing to keep in mind with an Alt-Az mount for astrophotography. For longer exposure times, you will suffer field rotation unless you include a derotator.
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Post by AstroJim » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:25 pm

dpanderson wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:40 am
I agree. One other thing to keep in mind with an Alt-Az mount for astrophotography. For longer exposure times, you will suffer field rotation unless you include a derotator.
Agreed but it seem like that would still be cheaper than the usual EQ mount and such. One thing I really like about the dobsonian is it is compact. No weights sticking out and such. It seems like a much more elegant setup... granted getting great photos is a challenge because of the lack of worm gears and all that, but still.
Anyway... I will continue dreaming. :-)

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