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Gemini Conversion

Started by NebSteve, 01/12/2010 11:59AM
Posted 01/12/2010 11:59AM Opening Post
Losmandy has a Gemini retrofit for adding goto to their popular mounts and to the very similar CI-700. I happen to have the CI-700, and consider it to be a good quality mount. I've been reading about the Gemini servo drive system, and it sure looks good. It touts the ability to compensate for periodic error. It costs a bit more than a chunk of change.

Does anyone have experience with adding one to their mount?

Thanks,
Steve
Posted 01/12/2010 04:02PM #1
Upgraded my GM-8 to Gemini a while back.....just about as close to plug and play as it gets. Took me all of about 20 min from start to finish. Paying for the damn things is the rub.....installing and using is simplicity itself.

Steve Hollenbach said:

Losmandy has a Gemini retrofit for adding goto to their popular mounts and to the very similar CI-700. I happen to have the CI-700, and consider it to be a good quality mount. I've been reading about the Gemini servo drive system, and it sure looks good. It touts the ability to compensate for periodic error. It costs a bit more than a chunk of change.

Does anyone have experience with adding one to their mount?

Thanks,
Steve

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