Saturday, November 25, 2017

New Mount: 10Micron GM1000 - Initial Setup

I finally bought the bullet and bought a new mount: a GM1000 from 10Micron! The main reason were the absolute encoders (yei! No more PEC!!!) and that it has a built-in model building and correction algorithm.

The whole package came on a gigantic pallette:

... but it was a lot of stuff:
the mount itselfthe counterweightscables and instructions
cover and power supplies (110V and 12V)Aries TripodTransport Boxes

Assembly was fairly straight forward: mount on tripod, counterweight shaft, counterweights, scope:

Slewed a little around and everything seems to work. Yei