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TinyGravitas

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  1. That was my thought too. I think it also represents a reduction in costs for them. The chips on the new board are much more modern, faster and extremely cheap. They are using the stm32 arm chip which is the same one OnStep uses. They are cheap as chips and relatively reliable. Plus the board is single sided which will also help to reduce costs. I’m very curious to see if we will start seeing this board in newly bought scopes in the coming months. The only weird thing for me is the lack of Skywatcher or Synscan branding on it.
  2. So for anyone waiting on the answer for this with bated breath! The answer is YES! The board does appear to work, and does appear to mimic things pretty precisely. The replacement was straight forward and pretty easy to handle, the connectors actually feel stronger and more secure than the original board I pulled out. The steppers definitely seem to have a slightly different tone to them but other than that it works fine. I haven't done any observations with this yet, but I'll report my findings back into this thread the next clear night I get. There's another advant
  3. So, first up, a TL;DR: I bought a new mainboard for my HEQ5 Pro after it blew. And the board that arrived doesn't look ANYTHING like any other board I've seen for the HEQ5 Pro. Now the long version. In the early part of the week I was running some tests with some new equipment and everything was going great. Right up until the point where I was slewing to M31 and suddenly everything connected to my laptop disconnected for a few moments. My camera came back up, but the mount did not. After some investigation with swapping from my EQDIRECT lead to the handset and back a few times it s
  4. Hi there! I go by Tiny! It's nice to meet you all! I have been doing some light astrophotography for about 5 years now, although that includes a 2 year break during which my living situation didn't really make it easy to get my scope out! But now I'm back up and running and going better than ever! Looking forward to chatting with y'all!
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