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Re: #iEXOS-100 Mount connection issues!!!! #iEXOS-100

Wes Mcdonald
 

Parag

Great start!  Let the addiction begin!

Wes.


On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 3:02 PM Parag Modi <pmodi@...> wrote:
Wes,

I wanted to thank you for all your help.  I got everything connecting and communicating with APT.  This allowed me to take my first humble image on IEXOS-100.  30 subframes at 25 seconds each with my telephoto set to mere 50mm.  I'm beginning to get hooked to this hobby, now I have to wait till waning moon in January to get more.
--
Parag Modi

Mounts: ES iEXOS-100
Scopes: APS-C Sigma 18-300 mm
Cameras:  Nikon D7200 (Unmodified)
Misc: Bahtinov Mask, K&F Concept Clear night filter
Software: ExploreStars, Stellarium


--
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


Re: #iEXOS-100 Mount connection issues!!!! #iEXOS-100

Parag Modi
 

Wes,

I wanted to thank you for all your help.  I got everything connecting and communicating with APT.  This allowed me to take my first humble image on IEXOS-100.  30 subframes at 25 seconds each with my telephoto set to mere 50mm.  I'm beginning to get hooked to this hobby, now I have to wait till waning moon in January to get more.
--
Parag Modi

Mounts: ES iEXOS-100
Scopes: APS-C Sigma 18-300 mm
Cameras:  Nikon D7200 (Unmodified)
Misc: Bahtinov Mask, K&F Concept Clear night filter
Software: ExploreStars, Stellarium


Re: iEXOS-100 3D Printed 'Pole Master' Mount

Aaron Thompson
 

Nice work,  I like how you used the support tree to solve for keep the center peg round and the curved surface smooth.

 

 


Re: iEXOS-100 3D Printed 'Pole Master' Mount

Wes Mcdonald
 

Excellent Alex.  Excellent.  Gonna get it made at 3D hubs.   

Wes

--
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


iEXOS-100 3D Printed 'Pole Master' Mount

Alex Z.
 

Hello fellow iEXOS-100 mount owners,

I created a snap-in 'Pole Master' mount for the iEXOS-100. I offer it as a humble gift to the community. Happy Holidays!!

You can find more information here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jrp-Kv7I1M&feature=youtu.be

Download the 3D model here:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4694356

If you find this helpful let me know?

Thanks,

Alex Zarvis
Blackstar Observatory


Motors are audibly engaged but mount won't move at all on iEXOS-100 #goto #ASCOM #iEXOS-100 #tracking #pmc-eight

yarbroughrix@...
 

Been having lots of issues connecting the mount to my computer via a direct USB cable, but now that I'm over that a whole new issue is apparent. Using ascompad manual control, my iEXOS-100 audibly takes input from my computer and the motors engage, but there is absolutely no motion at all. The motors change from their normal hissing sound to a periodic chugging one, as if they are struggling. The connection is fine and the motors clearly are taking commands from the computer, but simply are unable to move the mount. Some points:

-the mount is not parked, as when it is set to parked the motors do not engage and I have to switch it to unparked for my input to yield effects
-When I nudge the slew command in different directions, the motors seem to continue trying to move in that direction after i stop pressing the slew button. If i nudge the buttons carefully enough, i can actually make the motors stop by slewing in the opposite direction.
-I have tried with loose and tight clutches
-I have tried with ~6 pound + counterweight payload, perfectly balanced, as well as with no payload and CW at all; same results
-the mount originally did move a few times when I used to app on my iPad to test it out, but even then I still could hear the "chugging" sound when the app was connected. Now the app won't work either
-When trying to use automatic slewing in Stellarium via the goto telescope control feature, Stellarium insists the mount is parked and will not engage

I'm at a total loss of what to do. I bought this mount used from a local guy who seemed 100% confident and super friendly, not malicious at all. I have no idea what's up with this thing and have also contacted ES with a description of the issue, but I'd love to hear if anyone else has had the same issue and if they were able to fix it.


Issue with exos pcm100 #tracking #EXOS2 #alignment #ExploreStars

jamescasey00@...
 

I am having issues with trying to track on the pcm100 I was wondering if anyone can help. I have a polar scope and I also tried using  explore stars app on the iPad and I still can’t track. Please help?


Re: introductions from Florida

Jeff Weiss
 


streaming the conjunction live


On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 5:38 PM Jeff Hogan <jhogan1@...> wrote:

We could see Jupiter with our eyes; but, I never could even get it in the viewfinder.  When I turned the red light/laser on it seemed to make it worse.

Nothing I did could get it to actually be visible in the viewfinder or the scope.

 

 

*****************
Jeff Hogan, M.S., M.P.S.
Allied Health Nursing IS Specialist
Associate Faculty/Digital Professor
Valencia College

1800 S Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811

407-582-5564

 

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Having your finder scope aligned with your telescope will help immensely. Try doing this in the daytime with a far away object.

 

On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 5:32 PM Jeff Hogan <jhogan1@...> wrote:

 

Unfortunately it was a bust for us tonight.  I blame my inexperience mostly.  I tried to manually get Jupiter and Saturn into the scope as all of my attempts to Polar Align over the past week had failed. 

When I got the Moon in the viewfinder earlier I got a false sense of confidence.  It was daylight and the Moon was so much bigger than the Jupiter/Saturn moment. 

I appreciate those that went out of there way to assist me and my next steps will be back to figuring out how to Polar Align this scope so it could have found Jupiter for us.

*****************
Jeff Hogan, M.S., M.P.S.
Allied Health Nursing IS Specialist
Associate Faculty/Digital Professor
Valencia College

1800 S Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811

407-582-5564

 

From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Hogan via groups.io
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Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] introductions from Florida

 

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They're all at least seven planes in the sky at 5:30 p.m. seeding the clouds  and the clouds are bright red over here in Central Florida.  

 

We were able to get a great view of the Moon a few moments ago so I'm able to get the telescope aligned on Target nicely but now I'm not fearing that the clouds that have just been created by all of those planes are going to obstruct our view.

 

 

 

On Dec 20, 2020 9:57 AM, Jeff Hogan <jhogan1@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

My name is Jeff and I am writing from a city in Florida named Apopka.  We bought the Explore Scientific Telescope (iexs-100) along with the PMC-Eight mount.

I have been trying for about four days to align it to Polaris without luck and I place 90% of the blame on me.  This is a pretty heavy system and it’s not one we can leave outside so I’m not quite understanding why this appears to be so complicated to setup to use.

98% of my issue is with getting it aligned to Polaris.   The other 90% of my issue is not even knowing accurately where Magnetic North is where I’m located.   I’ve downloaded about every app I can find and using my old army compass.  The digital apps (on the tablet and phone) north seems to move based on where I happen to stand. 

I also understand the handheld compass is going to find true north and not magnetic north which the mount appears to need. 

I’m just hoping to have someone educate me on how to accurately align my telescope (even on a cloudy night) to function.  We really want to see Jupiter and Saturn tomorrow night.

 

 

 

 


Re: introductions from Florida

Jeff Hogan
 

We could see Jupiter with our eyes; but, I never could even get it in the viewfinder.  When I turned the red light/laser on it seemed to make it worse.

Nothing I did could get it to actually be visible in the viewfinder or the scope.

 

 

*****************
Jeff Hogan, M.S., M.P.S.
Allied Health Nursing IS Specialist
Associate Faculty/Digital Professor
Valencia College

1800 S Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811

407-582-5564

 

From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Weiss via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 8:35 PM
To: MAIN@espmc-eight.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] introductions from Florida

 

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Having your finder scope aligned with your telescope will help immensely. Try doing this in the daytime with a far away object.

 

On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 5:32 PM Jeff Hogan <jhogan1@...> wrote:

 

Unfortunately it was a bust for us tonight.  I blame my inexperience mostly.  I tried to manually get Jupiter and Saturn into the scope as all of my attempts to Polar Align over the past week had failed. 

When I got the Moon in the viewfinder earlier I got a false sense of confidence.  It was daylight and the Moon was so much bigger than the Jupiter/Saturn moment. 

I appreciate those that went out of there way to assist me and my next steps will be back to figuring out how to Polar Align this scope so it could have found Jupiter for us.

*****************
Jeff Hogan, M.S., M.P.S.
Allied Health Nursing IS Specialist
Associate Faculty/Digital Professor
Valencia College

1800 S Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811

407-582-5564

 

From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Hogan via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 5:34 PM
To: ESPMC-Eight@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] introductions from Florida

 

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They're all at least seven planes in the sky at 5:30 p.m. seeding the clouds  and the clouds are bright red over here in Central Florida.  

 

We were able to get a great view of the Moon a few moments ago so I'm able to get the telescope aligned on Target nicely but now I'm not fearing that the clouds that have just been created by all of those planes are going to obstruct our view.

 

 

 

On Dec 20, 2020 9:57 AM, Jeff Hogan <jhogan1@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

My name is Jeff and I am writing from a city in Florida named Apopka.  We bought the Explore Scientific Telescope (iexs-100) along with the PMC-Eight mount.

I have been trying for about four days to align it to Polaris without luck and I place 90% of the blame on me.  This is a pretty heavy system and it’s not one we can leave outside so I’m not quite understanding why this appears to be so complicated to setup to use.

98% of my issue is with getting it aligned to Polaris.   The other 90% of my issue is not even knowing accurately where Magnetic North is where I’m located.   I’ve downloaded about every app I can find and using my old army compass.  The digital apps (on the tablet and phone) north seems to move based on where I happen to stand. 

I also understand the handheld compass is going to find true north and not magnetic north which the mount appears to need. 

I’m just hoping to have someone educate me on how to accurately align my telescope (even on a cloudy night) to function.  We really want to see Jupiter and Saturn tomorrow night.

 

 

 

 


Re: introductions from Florida

Jeff Weiss
 

Having your finder scope aligned with your telescope will help immensely. Try doing this in the daytime with a far away object.

On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 5:32 PM Jeff Hogan <jhogan1@...> wrote:

 

Unfortunately it was a bust for us tonight.  I blame my inexperience mostly.  I tried to manually get Jupiter and Saturn into the scope as all of my attempts to Polar Align over the past week had failed. 

When I got the Moon in the viewfinder earlier I got a false sense of confidence.  It was daylight and the Moon was so much bigger than the Jupiter/Saturn moment. 

I appreciate those that went out of there way to assist me and my next steps will be back to figuring out how to Polar Align this scope so it could have found Jupiter for us.


*****************
Jeff Hogan, M.S., M.P.S.
Allied Health Nursing IS Specialist
Associate Faculty/Digital Professor
Valencia College

1800 S Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811

407-582-5564

 

From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Hogan via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 5:34 PM
To: ESPMC-Eight@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] introductions from Florida

 

EXTERNAL EMAIL: Use caution when clicking links or attachments.

 

They're all at least seven planes in the sky at 5:30 p.m. seeding the clouds  and the clouds are bright red over here in Central Florida.  

 

We were able to get a great view of the Moon a few moments ago so I'm able to get the telescope aligned on Target nicely but now I'm not fearing that the clouds that have just been created by all of those planes are going to obstruct our view.

 

 

 

On Dec 20, 2020 9:57 AM, Jeff Hogan <jhogan1@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

My name is Jeff and I am writing from a city in Florida named Apopka.  We bought the Explore Scientific Telescope (iexs-100) along with the PMC-Eight mount.

I have been trying for about four days to align it to Polaris without luck and I place 90% of the blame on me.  This is a pretty heavy system and it’s not one we can leave outside so I’m not quite understanding why this appears to be so complicated to setup to use.

98% of my issue is with getting it aligned to Polaris.   The other 90% of my issue is not even knowing accurately where Magnetic North is where I’m located.   I’ve downloaded about every app I can find and using my old army compass.  The digital apps (on the tablet and phone) north seems to move based on where I happen to stand. 

I also understand the handheld compass is going to find true north and not magnetic north which the mount appears to need. 

I’m just hoping to have someone educate me on how to accurately align my telescope (even on a cloudy night) to function.  We really want to see Jupiter and Saturn tomorrow night.

 

 

 

 


Re: introductions from Florida

Jeff Hogan
 

 

Unfortunately it was a bust for us tonight.  I blame my inexperience mostly.  I tried to manually get Jupiter and Saturn into the scope as all of my attempts to Polar Align over the past week had failed. 

When I got the Moon in the viewfinder earlier I got a false sense of confidence.  It was daylight and the Moon was so much bigger than the Jupiter/Saturn moment. 

I appreciate those that went out of there way to assist me and my next steps will be back to figuring out how to Polar Align this scope so it could have found Jupiter for us.


*****************
Jeff Hogan, M.S., M.P.S.
Allied Health Nursing IS Specialist
Associate Faculty/Digital Professor
Valencia College

1800 S Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811

407-582-5564

 

From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Hogan via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 5:34 PM
To: ESPMC-Eight@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] introductions from Florida

 

EXTERNAL EMAIL: Use caution when clicking links or attachments.

 

They're all at least seven planes in the sky at 5:30 p.m. seeding the clouds  and the clouds are bright red over here in Central Florida.  

 

We were able to get a great view of the Moon a few moments ago so I'm able to get the telescope aligned on Target nicely but now I'm not fearing that the clouds that have just been created by all of those planes are going to obstruct our view.

 

 

 

On Dec 20, 2020 9:57 AM, Jeff Hogan <jhogan1@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

My name is Jeff and I am writing from a city in Florida named Apopka.  We bought the Explore Scientific Telescope (iexs-100) along with the PMC-Eight mount.

I have been trying for about four days to align it to Polaris without luck and I place 90% of the blame on me.  This is a pretty heavy system and it’s not one we can leave outside so I’m not quite understanding why this appears to be so complicated to setup to use.

98% of my issue is with getting it aligned to Polaris.   The other 90% of my issue is not even knowing accurately where Magnetic North is where I’m located.   I’ve downloaded about every app I can find and using my old army compass.  The digital apps (on the tablet and phone) north seems to move based on where I happen to stand. 

I also understand the handheld compass is going to find true north and not magnetic north which the mount appears to need. 

I’m just hoping to have someone educate me on how to accurately align my telescope (even on a cloudy night) to function.  We really want to see Jupiter and Saturn tomorrow night.

 

 

 

 


Re: introductions from Florida

Frank Rich
 

Hello Jeff
I too am a newbie having trouble with polar alignment. I may be wrong but I believe you need to align with true North 
My setup routine will be to set the mount pointing North. Use an I phone app called polar align. But confirm everything using “Sharp Cap”. As soon as Santa brings my ZWO guide camera
Then again I have personally met and relied upon a vey knowledgeable member who lives near me

Good luck
Frank

On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 5:37 PM Jeff Hogan <jhogan1@...> wrote:

On Dec 20, 2020 9:57 AM, Jeff Hogan <jhogan1@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

My name is Jeff and I am writing from a city in Florida named Apopka.  We bought the Explore Scientific Telescope (iexs-100) along with the PMC-Eight mount.

I have been trying for about four days to align it to Polaris without luck and I place 90% of the blame on me.  This is a pretty heavy system and it’s not one we can leave outside so I’m not quite understanding why this appears to be so complicated to setup to use.

98% of my issue is with getting it aligned to Polaris.   The other 90% of my issue is not even knowing accurately where Magnetic North is where I’m located.   I’ve downloaded about every app I can find and using my old army compass.  The digital apps (on the tablet and phone) north seems to move based on where I happen to stand. 

I also understand the handheld compass is going to find true north and not magnetic north which the mount appears to need. 

I’m just hoping to have someone educate me on how to accurately align my telescope (even on a cloudy night) to function.  We really want to see Jupiter and Saturn tomorrow night.

 

 

 

 


Re: introductions from Florida

Jeff Hogan
 


On Dec 20, 2020 9:57 AM, Jeff Hogan <jhogan1@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

My name is Jeff and I am writing from a city in Florida named Apopka.  We bought the Explore Scientific Telescope (iexs-100) along with the PMC-Eight mount.

I have been trying for about four days to align it to Polaris without luck and I place 90% of the blame on me.  This is a pretty heavy system and it’s not one we can leave outside so I’m not quite understanding why this appears to be so complicated to setup to use.

98% of my issue is with getting it aligned to Polaris.   The other 90% of my issue is not even knowing accurately where Magnetic North is where I’m located.   I’ve downloaded about every app I can find and using my old army compass.  The digital apps (on the tablet and phone) north seems to move based on where I happen to stand. 

I also understand the handheld compass is going to find true north and not magnetic north which the mount appears to need. 

I’m just hoping to have someone educate me on how to accurately align my telescope (even on a cloudy night) to function.  We really want to see Jupiter and Saturn tomorrow night.

 

 

 

 


Re: introductions from Florida

Jeff Hogan
 

They're all at least seven planes in the sky at 5:30 p.m. seeding the clouds  and the clouds are bright red over here in Central Florida.  

We were able to get a great view of the Moon a few moments ago so I'm able to get the telescope aligned on Target nicely but now I'm not fearing that the clouds that have just been created by all of those planes are going to obstruct our view.



On Dec 20, 2020 9:57 AM, Jeff Hogan <jhogan1@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

My name is Jeff and I am writing from a city in Florida named Apopka.  We bought the Explore Scientific Telescope (iexs-100) along with the PMC-Eight mount.

I have been trying for about four days to align it to Polaris without luck and I place 90% of the blame on me.  This is a pretty heavy system and it’s not one we can leave outside so I’m not quite understanding why this appears to be so complicated to setup to use.

98% of my issue is with getting it aligned to Polaris.   The other 90% of my issue is not even knowing accurately where Magnetic North is where I’m located.   I’ve downloaded about every app I can find and using my old army compass.  The digital apps (on the tablet and phone) north seems to move based on where I happen to stand. 

I also understand the handheld compass is going to find true north and not magnetic north which the mount appears to need. 

I’m just hoping to have someone educate me on how to accurately align my telescope (even on a cloudy night) to function.  We really want to see Jupiter and Saturn tomorrow night.

 

 

 

 


Re: New EXOS2 PMC8 mount?

Patrick Maher
 

That's good to hear, Jerry. 

Do you have any idea when the EXOS2-GT PMC-8 will be back in stock?  The ES website indicates it will be back in stock in November.  I'm thinking that date has come and gone and ES isn't referring to November, 2021.  

Of course, I'm also interested in getting an idea of at least which quarter of 2021 we can hope to see the EXOS-200. 

Thanks Jerry.

Patrick
--
Explore Scientific iEXOS-100 and EXOS-2GT (non-PMC)
Explore Scientific ED 102mm Refractor


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Dave Cherry
 

Thanks Wes, Good luck with it. Its a devilishly tricky little blighter

You will need various exposures to get everything.

 

Cheers

Dave

 

 

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From: Wes Mcdonald
Sent: 21 December 2020 20:28
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #iexos-100 #EXOS2 #G11 #astrophotography

 

Looks pretty good to me!   Trying tonight with busted equipment but not pmc8.  Tomorrow I will have a go with the iexos I believe and an etx 90.  If I can figure out how to hook my camera to it and get it in focus.   

 

Wes

 

On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 3:25 PM Dave Cherry <andromedacity@...> wrote:

Whoops blank msg there, sorry

Hi Guys, Thought Id share the conjunction I got,  I packed away my 200pds newt so this was a skywatcher 72 ed with the very nice Luminos 2.5X Barlow
Got them both in the frame, so that's good.
Its Ok, but I'm not a planetary guy normally but im please I actually got something.
Not much for the PMC to do here, I just just did an eyeball polar align and it tracked flawlessly.
In fact,  I went inside for 20 mins, came out, the planets were still dead center!
How bout that mount!

Cheers
Dave

--
Scopes: Sky Watcher 200PDS, Skywatcher 72ED
Mount: Explore Scientific PMC8 EXO2
Cameras: ASI 294MCPRO Coooled, Altair guide cam + 50mm scope
Software: Sharpcap Pro ,PH2, Stelarium Startools


--
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

 


--
Scopes: Sky Watcher 200PDS, Skywatcher 72ED
Mount: Explore Scientific PMC8 EXO2
Cameras: ASI 294MCPRO Coooled, Altair guide cam + 50mm scope
Software: Sharpcap Pro ,PH2, Stelarium Startools


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Wes Mcdonald
 

Looks pretty good to me!   Trying tonight with busted equipment but not pmc8.  Tomorrow I will have a go with the iexos I believe and an etx 90.  If I can figure out how to hook my camera to it and get it in focus.   

Wes

On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 3:25 PM Dave Cherry <andromedacity@...> wrote:
Whoops blank msg there, sorry

Hi Guys, Thought Id share the conjunction I got,  I packed away my 200pds newt so this was a skywatcher 72 ed with the very nice Luminos 2.5X Barlow
Got them both in the frame, so that's good.
Its Ok, but I'm not a planetary guy normally but im please I actually got something.
Not much for the PMC to do here, I just just did an eyeball polar align and it tracked flawlessly.
In fact,  I went inside for 20 mins, came out, the planets were still dead center!
How bout that mount!

Cheers
Dave

--
Scopes: Sky Watcher 200PDS, Skywatcher 72ED
Mount: Explore Scientific PMC8 EXO2
Cameras: ASI 294MCPRO Coooled, Altair guide cam + 50mm scope
Software: Sharpcap Pro ,PH2, Stelarium Startools


--
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


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Dave Cherry
 

Whoops blank msg there, sorry

Hi Guys, Thought Id share the conjunction I got,  I packed away my 200pds newt so this was a skywatcher 72 ed with the very nice Luminos 2.5X Barlow
Got them both in the frame, so that's good.
Its Ok, but I'm not a planetary guy normally but im please I actually got something.
Not much for the PMC to do here, I just just did an eyeball polar align and it tracked flawlessly.
In fact,  I went inside for 20 mins, came out, the planets were still dead center!
How bout that mount!

Cheers
Dave

--
Scopes: Sky Watcher 200PDS, Skywatcher 72ED
Mount: Explore Scientific PMC8 EXO2
Cameras: ASI 294MCPRO Coooled, Altair guide cam + 50mm scope
Software: Sharpcap Pro ,PH2, Stelarium Startools


Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #G11 #astrophotography #iEXOS-100 #EXOS2

Dave Cherry
 


--
Scopes: Sky Watcher 200PDS, Skywatcher 72ED
Mount: Explore Scientific PMC8 EXO2
Cameras: ASI 294MCPRO Coooled, Altair guide cam + 50mm scope
Software: Sharpcap Pro ,PH2, Stelarium Startools


Re: New EXOS2 PMC8 mount?

 

Hi Jerry. 
             When will the juicy details and price be known. 


On 21 Dec 2020, at 19:29, Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering <jrh@...> wrote:

Hi David,

Welcome to the forum.  

I don't believe I ever said the EXOS 2 PMC-Eight was going to be phased out, in fact we have plans to continue to sell that model. We are planning to release a new mount called the iEXOS 200 that will improve upon the performance of the EXOS 2 PMC-Eight. It will be priced competitively against higher performing mounts that are better than the EXOS 2. The new iEXOS 200 will be released next year, stay tuned!
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Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


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Michael Whitaker
Wakefield, UK. 
MOUNTS. Exos-2 PMC Eight..
SCOPE: RVO Horizon 72ed. 
CAMERA: Not Applicable. 
SOFTWARE: Just iPad at moment. 

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