For GEMs, Dobs, or forks:
The standard sky commander that comes with the Losmandy G11. Operates at 4096 ticks. Liquid Crystal Display, has built-in heater for cold temperatures. Requires an external 12 v power source "as is", I will provide a 9 volt battery power hookup if you need it. New price of $275 does not include cable for encoders. I will throw the encoder cable in along with the Losmandy G11 power cord.
The Losmandy sky commanders have the Losmandy name on them and power up: "Losmandy digital 128k version 3.32". They don't have a 9v battery like you will read about on the sky commander web site. Very solid construction. Sky commanders on 9 volts will not activate their built in heaters in cold weather. This has the 10,000 object database and in all respects is operated as a sky commander.
Encoder hardware not included. Accepts a wide variety of encoders: US Digital, JMI, sky commander, etc. I am listing for shipment in the August 11-15th window.
If you are a dob guy or gal and are wondering whether this is the computer for you:
1. Yes, 2-star setup is widely considered most dob friendly of the principal computer boxes
2. Yes, the 4096 resolution should suit your needs especially if you have fields of view in excess of 1 degree (My C14's 3910mm are happier with ngcmax and 8192 ticks). As a rule of thumb, the 4096 tick Sky commander is best for focal lengths 2500 mm or less.
3. It's a user friendly system, objects by constellation, fewer required keystrokes for operation than the ngc max.
4. So if you wire it to the the power source for your dew strips on the secondary, as my friend did, you'll have a nice system. Draws .5 amp or less.
The unit is in good condition and has not been abused, there's not much that can go wrong with these. Velcro strips on back for obvious reasons.
Asking $200 shipped con USA via USPS. Payment by money order only.