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  • Wally Lucas
    Thank you for mentioning that..I ll be happy with the original HC. ... From: Rod Mollise Subject: RE: [sct-user] Re: Nexstar 11GPS To:
    Message 1 of 28 , Jan 18, 2013
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      Thank you for mentioning that..I'll be happy with the original HC.

      --- On Thu, 1/17/13, Rod Mollise <rmollise@...> wrote:

      From: Rod Mollise <rmollise@...>
      Subject: RE: [sct-user] Re: Nexstar 11GPS
      To: sct-user@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 5:56 PM
















       









      There is really no advantage to upgrading the HC. Most of us want to align

      the scope with the GPS alignment, and all updated firmware is add other

      modes--and in some eliminate the GPS alignment option.



      Uncle Rod Mollise

      Contributing Editor Sky and Telescope Magazine

      Uncle Rod's Astroblog:

      http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com>



      -----Original Message-----

      From: sct-user@yahoogroups.com [mailto:sct-user@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf

      Of Worsel

      Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2013 10:58 AM

      To: sct-user@yahoogroups.com

      Subject: [sct-user] Re: Nexstar 11GPS



      Wally: if the HC cannot be upgraded (versions prior to Ver 4), then you

      have the option of buying a used HC that is upgradable or a new HC+.



      http://nexstarsite.com/Firmware.htm



      Bryan



      --- In sct-user@yahoogroups.com, Wally Lucas wrote:

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      > John,

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      > Thank you.  I don't lose alignment when this happens so it must be

      something else.  I have NOT upgraded the software on the scope so perhaps a

      software upgrade would fix this. The Scope was made in Nov, 2001. As I

      understand it only the MC can be upgraded, the HC cannot be.

      >



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    • Wally Lucas
      Hmmm..then  I wonder what is up with mine.  Pressing the key again will usually fix it..it will then slew to the selected object. It does not lose
      Message 2 of 28 , Jan 19, 2013
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        Hmmm..then  I wonder what is up with mine.  Pressing the <ENTER> key again will usually fix it..it will then slew to the selected object. It does not lose alignment.  I use in the AL-AZ mode..any ideas?

        --- On Wed, 1/16/13, John Mahony <jmmahony@...> wrote:

        From: John Mahony <jmmahony@...>
        Subject: Re: [sct-user] Nexstar 11GPS
        To: "sct-user@yahoogroups.com" <sct-user@yahoogroups.com>
        Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 4:31 AM
















         









        A dirty encoder disc can cause a scope to overshoot, but once that happens the alignment would be off, so you'd have to realign to fix it.  On many scopes, if you're using polar mode that could be as easy as syncing on a single star, but just pressing a single key wouldn't fix it.



        -John



        ----- Original Message -----

        > From: Wally Lucas wl241@...>



        > My vintage Nexstar 11 GPS will mis-slew...IOW occasionally will keep going past

        > the selected object.  To fix I have to press the key again. 

        > I've been told that the encoder discs might be dusty..not sure how to clean

        > them. 

        >

        > --- On Tue, 1/15/13, Ray Stann raystann@...> wrote:

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        > From: Ray Stann raystann@...>

        > Subject: RE: [sct-user] Nexstar 11GPS

        > To: sct-user@yahoogroups.com

        > Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 1:09 PM

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        > Good points, Clayton. Regarding the NS11GPS, you can use the V4 HC (like

        > the one used by the CPC series) on the NS11GPS and get the same accuracy as

        > the CPC, but the internals on the NS11GPS are stronger (steel bearing,

        > etc.).

        >

        > But I also own an Edge HD11, and I will agree that, for imaging, that tube

        > is better. Too bad "C" didn't put the HD11 tube on the NS11GPS

        > mount! I

        > use my HD11 on my CGE mount.

        >

        > Ray

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        > -----Original Message-----

        > From: sct-user@yahoogroups.com [mailto:sct-user@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf

        > Of Clayton Jeter

        > Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11:00 AM

        > To: sct-user@yahoogroups.com

        > Subject: RE: [sct-user] Nexstar 11GPS

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        > I too have owned the NexStar GPS...but now own the CPC 1100 Edge HD. The

        > gotos, cool down vents, locking mirror, etc blows the NexStar away. I have

        > owned many gotos, but the new Edge is totally awesome on accuracy. Perfect

        > every time.

        > Let's not forget the corrected optics of the Edge....pinpoint stars at edge

        > of field.

        > I love love love my Edge. Eat your heart out Mr Meade!

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