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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Mounts - Equatorial > Classified #106916

Wanted: ATWB Review of the week. Thank you John Blackwell

Ad No.: 106916
Seller: Anacortes Telescope
Posted: 2/1/2002 7:06 PM
Location: 9973 Padilla Heights Road
Anacortes, WA - United States
Phone: 800-850-2001
Ad Hits: 288
Losmandy Retrofit Kit for Losmandy G-11,GM-8 & Celestron CI-700

I have been a G11 user for many years. I started with visual work, then astrophotography then CCD imaging. The mount itself has always been great. Yearly maintenance was all that was required. A few years ago I added the Losmandy Digital Setting Circles, which brought the mount up to the next level of usefulness. Gone were the days of hunting down the objects which I wanted to spend more time imaging. I am not saying that star hopping isn't fun (I love it!), but time is of the essence when doing photometry of eclipsing binaries and when trying to find asteroids. Ok - I was happy for a long while after that... then comes along the GOTO craze. Ok - I was not interested at first. I was still capable of moving the mount myself, and the DSCs made finding the object a lot easier. Often times, though, I still had to search around the sky a bit to center the object on a CCD. That was time consuming. Enter the Losmandy Gemini system.

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