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1970's 1980's Celestron Fork Mount

Started by Straycatcdr, 09/01/2010 08:55PM
Posted 09/01/2010 08:55PM Opening Post
Can an early Celestron Fork Mount be computerized?
Posted 09/08/2010 03:20AM #1
If by computerized you mean "Can I add digital setting circles" for a "Push-To" arrangement, Yes. Jim's Mobile sells aftermarket kits for every model ever made. You can acquire encoders with the mounting hardware and choose either a stand-alone "MAX-Computer" for a simple setup or the Software Guided Telescope (SGT) kit with "B-Box" that interfaced to a computer via a serial interface and use any number of star chart programs (The Sky, Megastar, Stellarium, etc.

Go-To is another matter altogether...a science project to be sure.

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