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EQ5 mount with GOTO from synscan


Tommo72
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HI, just wondering if anyone has tried or heard of upgrading the EQ5 alt azimuth mount to full goto by simply plugging in the hand controller from say the 127 synscan goto mount. I have the 127 goto and although i like a lot i think that the tripod lets the package down. Its almost useless with the legs fully extended. Was wondering if the above EQ mount may be easily adapted using my hand controller. I know its a long shot but one of you geniuses must have tried!

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The EQ5 is an equatorial mount not an alt-az. The Alt-az Synscan HC is different to the EQ HC as it has a different pin arrangement and a different firmware., so using the HC will not work on the EQ mount. The EQ5 mount does not have goto drives in its standard form anyway so it wouldn't work.

Peter

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