G-11 vs EXOS-2 #G11 #EXOS2 #TECHNICAL


JI THERIOT <ji.theriot@...>
 

Jerry,
I wanted to give you and the group an update of the performance of my mount after the firmware update. Prior to the update a good night for me was in the ball park of .65”-.75” guided rms. After the update I dropped that number down to < .50”.  Needless to say I am absolutely thrilled by the performance. I will add that I did the update under the stars, guiding for a while with the old firmware and then updating and comparing the new firmware.  My guided rms dropped from .7” to .45”.  Pretty impressive, in my mind at least.

Ji


Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

Thanks Ji, that's good to hear. I saw a similar improvement as measured by the TDM, down to 0.35 arc-seconds RMS.
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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!