Re: Windows 10 will not connect to my PMC-8 1856
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Glad you are up and running. You will find the Es pmc8 based mounts provide great value and are quite capable. Take a look at the photo share posts on the mounts forum. Many getting great shots, with a wide range of skills and capabilities.
The mounts provide a nicely open architecture... by employing ASCOM applications, the mount provides the precision movement needed to make things simple.
These mounts do have design trade offs which in some ways accounts for value level pricing. But these trades are overcome largely by a bit of extra user care in setup and largely free software on the ascom side. For example one wants to learn how to achieve polar alignment, employ guiding and get plate solving, the latter two being in someway the most important.
I cut my teeth with a Meade LX200GPS 10”, which I remain in awe of. But for a small fraction of that price, my astrophotography experience with my exos 2 and Es 127 apo is so much better. But to be fair the Es setup is the one I have spent the most effort with.
As I said the forum has many users, and quite a few folks who will answer your questions. They are an enthusiastic and helpful lot.
On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 11:37 AM Ian Morison <ian@...> wrote:
Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired