Sky-Watcher AZGTi Mount with new dual mode AZ/EQ Firmware

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  • Published on:  Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • I will be giving one of these mounts away in a future contest so this is a preview of the new firmware released today that allows operation as an Equatorial Mount.
  • Source: https://youtu.be/By6mBcMspGQ
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  • John Michaelson

     (Apr 21, 2018)

    I'm more and more impressed by these little mounts. They've come a long way since I first saw them a couple years ago in Sky & Telescope. There must be a sizeable community demand out there for them to be going to these lengths.

  • John Michaelson

     (Apr 22, 2018)

    They'll just claim the company is really a subsidiary of NASA.

  • JDM A'F

     (Apr 22, 2018)

    i wonder how flattards can explain this mount tracking the iss lol

  • Team Skeptic

     (Apr 21, 2018)

    Nice mount Wolfie! Keep it up sir!

  • midnight rambler

     (Apr 21, 2018)

    You have too many nice toys 😀

  • bhaggen

     (Apr 21, 2018)

    Just a reminder Wolfie; in case you're interested, the Lyrid meteor shower peaks tonight 4-21 when Vega is high in the sky. It's either the debris field of Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1) or the dome-firmament is breaking up. Would make a great time-lapse IMHO

  • Wolfie6020

     (Apr 22, 2018)

    +bhaggen. I have two cameras running in time lapse mode now - the sky is patchy but am seeing Vega occasionally. 2am here so I'll find out how it went in the morning.

  • bhaggen

     (Apr 21, 2018)

    @Wolfie6012.....Vega’s constellation Lyra is the "radiant point", and resides quite far north of the celestial equator, so the Lyrid meteor showers favor the Northern Hemisphere. The higher Vega climbs into your sky, the more meteors you’re likely to see. We're clouding up here in SoCal also. Good luck & whatever you do, *DON'T* loose a turbine blade! Can't believe how calm the female pilot handled an engine failure, a fire, a depressurized cabin *AND* screaming passengers!

  • Joe Cooksey

     (Apr 21, 2018)

    The king is in... lol

  • Quod Sphaera

     (Apr 21, 2018)

    Witchcraft!

  • Jeremy Skelton

     (Apr 21, 2018)

    Very cool

  • Peter Barratt

     (Apr 21, 2018)

    6020, this is 6066. Certainly would save carting around a HEQ5 with SCT and camera. Look forward to the comp.

  • JustWasted3HoursHere

     (Apr 21, 2018)

    That is super slick! It's also quite nice that the developers are so quick to respond to requests.

  • My3dviews

     (Apr 21, 2018)

    Not first.