Re: Exos 2 PMC8 telescope size #EXOS2
Just so you know up front, I mostly do planetary imaging. I’ve dabbled a
little into DSOs.
I don’t think it’s the mount. The EXOS-2GT PMC8 can hold a lot of weight.
I’ve seen it handle over 80Ibs (36kg). I have an iEXOS-100 with the ST3
tripod legs and it can easily handle 20Ibs (9.1kg) and the rating for this mount
is a lot less. Just make sure you are balanced and you should be fine once
you develop new settings for PHD2.
You will have to start over using PHD2 (settings, etc.); why, you are going from:
1. a small foot print (ED80) to a larger foot print (200dps) scope
2. a shorter focal length (480mm) to a longer focal length (1000mm)
Higher focal lengths make alignment a bit more critical and then you have to
consider wind causing the scope to move a bit which can results in errors as
well. Don’t forget about seeing conditions as well.
a 50mm finderscope should be ok. I will be using a 30mm guidescope on a
C90 after planetary season ends this year.
You might want to download the beta version of PHD2, which allows for multiple
I would make sure my stars are very sharp in my guidescope.
From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io [mailto:MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io] On Behalf Of kevin power
Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2021 5:31 PM
Subject: [ESPMC-Eight] Exos 2 PMC8 telescope size #EXOS2
Hi all i have had my mount just under a year now with no real issues.