Re: Control panel mounted on Mount
- As far as I understand it, WO's new control panel design for the GT-1
will still allow for use of the Sky Sensor 2000. They are in the
process of designing a proprietary GOTO system for the mount Orion
made a stink about them offering the Sky Sensor unit with the mount.
This is all I know at this point.
--- In William-Optics@y..., rmaxwell@d... wrote:
> Hi Group,
> Things are way to slow on this group, so I thought I would suggest
> topic for disscussion.
> Currently the GT-1 mount is controlled by a Sky Sensor 2000 which
> attached via cable to the mount. I like this.
> There has been some talk about future models of the GT-1 having the
> controller built-in to the mount such that the controls are on one
> of the mount. I don't like this idea.
> When I am sitting at my telescope looking though the eyepiece, I
> the idea of having the controller in my hand. I can glance down
> easily read the display. In additon I can press the stearing
> without taking my eye away from the eyepiece.
> If the controls were on the side of the mount I would have to reach
> around the mount in order to press them. I would have to get up
> move to a position where I could read the display on the mount.
> position would depend on where the mount was pointed.
> I know that built in looks good, but I don't think it is as
> as the controller on a cable.
> I addition, I am setting up my system on my pocket deck in the roof
> my house and running a cable from my SBIG ST-237 camera into the
> kitchen of my house. I am also planning to make extension cables
> the Sky Sensor controller so that it can be located inside. I also
> communicating with the controller from Voyager Skypilot software as
> This will allow me to control my system from inside the house while
> capture images from my telescope that is setting outside in the
> What are your thoughts?