Power problems solved! The Celestron Lithium Iron Phosphate Powertank (which I’ll more fully describe below) puts out 3 amps, and powers this mount excellently. No more stutter-slew or stutter-track as I described in my last post. The mount just works great. Finally. But how well does this mount really work? I tested it two ways […]Read more "June 16, 2017: The Orion Sirius Pro AZ/EQ-G mount, Part Two – Great Locating and Tracking! and the Celestron Lithium Powertank"
Well, I finally broke down and bought it, and now it’s here! And my first impression of this mount? Damn, this thing is HEAVY. Don’t get me wrong. This is a good mount. But in comparison to my puny little SLT mount, this thing is massive. But heavy is good. Right? RIGHT? I mean, […]Read more "May 31, 2017: The Orion Sirius Pro AZ/EQ-G mount, Part One – Power Troubles"
I have pretty much made up my mind as to what I’m going to do in terms of my jump up in aperture. Well, to be more grammatically correct, I had pretty much made up my mind. As I discussed in this blog post a couple of months ago, I was basically looking at using […]Read more "May 15, 2017: Celestron or Meade? PC or Mac?"