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Vixen GPDX with Synscan Goto Upgrade

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Hi all,has anybody ever put the Synscan Goto Upgrade (With motor drives) on a Vixen GPDX ?

My one has never had drives on it. I use an Orion Optics Europa 10" on it (8kg/17.5lbs)

The goal is to use this set-up for astrophotography.

Thanks in advance.

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Yes, it works.  I am not particularly mechanically gifted but I had no problems with the actual fitting.  The hard part was tuning the mount to get the backlash down to acceptable levels for guiding purposes without the RA motor stalling. 

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Thanks for the response 👍

How did you tune it ?

My alternative is a second hand Skywatcher eq6 pro but its €399 versus €900 and seems such a shame to not use a classic like the GPDX (Which is is pristine condition)

 

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i am the owner of a old gpdx updated by boxdoerfer.

i can guide only under 2 » without problem. see www.nightskyobervers.be 

i have better results with gpdx than azeq6  !!

 

Didier vothy

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Lovely selection of photos in your gallery Didier!

I have used a GPDX with synscan, with Skysensor and now with basic DK3 motors.  All with success that is only limited by my lack or time and skill and dedication!

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