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Hi Folks, Thanks for reading. I am upgrading my mount for my observatory. I will be doing AP primarily but to be honest, I also enjoy some visual. I need about 30-40kg capacity. I had my heart set on the ridiculously expensive 10 Micron 2000 (coming in a about 12k when you figure all the extras needed). Something seemed wrong about that price....! I now have an opportunity to get a Mesu 200 Mark II. The mounts engineering looks unquestionable and I have yet to hear anything bad said about these mounts. The price is also very attractive compared to the 10 Micron. My issue is the control. I’m going to be honest - the controller looks rudimentary (and with no screen, controlling from the computer for visual may be annoying). I have no knowledge of Sidereal technology at all. I am very close to purchasing this mount but I would like some feedback on user experience regarding the software and control of the mount. I note the new version will have the Scitech I controller but I thought (perhaps incorrectly that the older version has the II controller). I am not sure if this is significant or not. Opinions and feedback greatly appreciated. Simon
Hi everyone, Just to let you know I am the proud owner of a Mesu 200 and I believe I am the first in Australia to own one. Lucas set all the firmware up for me and the installation went perfectly. I used the adapter plate to mount the Mesu onto my EQ6 tripod until I can get a pier sunk later this year. The only thing I had to adjust was the RA ticks in servoconfig as it was a little slow over 10 minutes and I am really impressed with the mount. I have attached the PHD guiding assist screengrab to check the Mesu un-guided performance over 1285 secs (~21mins) and also its guiding performance with dithering on NGC3372. I have only my 8in F5 Newt on the Mesu at the moment, but I intend to put my Skywatcher 14in DOB up there, once I get some scope rings. Cheers Bill
Good morning, I am doing a bit of research on this mount in order to make a decission on my "mount upgrading". I have been using a tunned Neq6 pro II for a couple of years and now I want to upgrade to a premium mount for better accuracy, tracking, PE, payload, etc. What are your thoughs on it? Some questions: Is it esy to be fully computer controlled? Has it got a multiple star alignment procedure? I don't see Polaris. What about the GOTO precission? Anybody knows the arcmin precission? I am also looking for picture with the exact dimensions in order to know how I will deal with it in my observatory. Thanks in advance for your help, Aleix