Jack, Your observatory looks similar to what I have. I too have roll off roof observatory with garage door opener to slide the roof, and an IR reflective light switch ( Foster System controller) to open and close the roof if the scope is pointing in a specific direction. My reflecting disk is 5cm diameter so that's why is so important to me to have a reliable park position.
Thank you Olly for all info. Yes, the park position is my main concern. The problem is that the telescope must be at specific position to let my roof controler close the roof. If this can't repeat every time, than I wan't be able to close the roof remotely. Can someone from users confirm that problem?
Hi all, I'm considering Messu Mount 200 as a mount for my remote observatory. Of course version with Sitech controller. So here are my questions: 1.How well this mount is situated for my purpose? 2.Can it be controlled remotely? 3.Can I defined custom park position and once set up how accurate is that position? If I'm not wrong, I heard that there was a problem with repeatability of park position (I read about it on Messu yahoo group) but I'm not sure if it was common problem. 4.How easy (mechanically) is Polar Alignment? 5.In case of power loss (of course I use UPS in my observatory) do I loose mount position? 6. Can I control it from TheSky6? 7. If I understand Pulse Guiding is recommended method for guiding. Is that correct? I know that most of my questions are down to Sitech controler/software but first hand experience is the best source. Roy