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Old 24-01-2011, 04:12 PM
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Review: Losmandy Titan Mount

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Matt Todman (mtodman) has written an excellent, very thorough review of the Losmandy Titan.

You can find the review on the IceInSpace Reviews page, or read it directly by clicking on the link below:

Losmandy Titan

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Great article - I've been waiting for someone to review the Titan in detail; thanks!
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Good stuff Matt. I'll never complain hauling my puny G11 around ever again.
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Thanks for the feedback Matthew & Marc. I've been meaning to write up this review for some time now. Hope it helps someone who's looking at the various options out there.

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I'd be quite interested to know 3 things:

1. With a say 100 point sky model in either tpoint or maxpoint - how accurate is your pointing - I'd guess +/- 30 arcseconds if your raw pointing with a few stars is +/- 100 arc seconds?

2. What is the PE like once PEC is implemented - guess +/- 3.5 arc seconds?

3. What does the tracking look like on PHD when the titan is carrying a large SCT - what is the RMS error in arc seconds?

I must say it looks really good in your article a great choice of mounts.

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Oh and lastly - has anyone ever done a really indepth review of what the Gemini controller is capable of?
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I'd be quite interested to know 3 things:

1. With a say 100 point sky model in either tpoint or maxpoint - how accurate is your pointing - I'd guess +/- 30 arcseconds if your raw pointing with a few stars is +/- 100 arc seconds?

2. What is the PE like once PEC is implemented - guess +/- 3.5 arc seconds?

3. What does the tracking look like on PHD when the titan is carrying a large SCT - what is the RMS error in arc seconds?

I must say it looks really good in your article a great choice of mounts.

* * * * * * * * *

Oh and lastly - has anyone ever done a really indepth review of what the Gemini controller is capable of?
1. Good question. Unfortunately I have neither Maxpoint or TPoint so I can't help you out with this one.

2. I've been meaning to try this out myself although I've heard that guiding works better with the Gemini if PEC is disabled. I hope to try this out using Pempro (weather & time permitting) in the next montrh or so.

3. I plan to mount both my FSQ106 & C11 on the Titan soon (probably using a tandem bar). I'll measure the PE once I have and let you know.

4. Not that I'm aware of. I suggest that you read the Gemini L4 manual which gives a pretty good rundown. The Gemini II is coming out shortly with a bunch on new features.

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