JI THERIOT <ji.theriot@...>

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.


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.
Jerry Hubbell
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