iOptron SkyGuider pro

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DCWZ
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iOptron SkyGuider pro

Post by DCWZ » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:40 pm

Hi all,

I was just wondering if anyone in Singapore has used an iOptron SkyGuider Pro? Would love to be able to test it out if anyone has them. I'm planning to get a light photography set-up, but that may run me rather close to the theoretical limit of the SGpro, hence it would be nice if I could have a feel of its capabilities. Do let me know if you use one, and please offer your opinions!

IronDad
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Re: iOptron SkyGuider pro

Post by IronDad » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:14 pm

Hi. I am considering SkyGuider Pro too. I checked the iOptron SmartEQ Pro+, is basically cheaper with full GOTO & German Equitorial Mount too. Hoping to receive feedback from the forum. Thanks.

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Re: iOptron SkyGuider pro

Post by PETER LOO » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:38 pm

I just owned a Ioptron SkyGuider Pro recently, measured its Periodic Error at 40 + pk-pk but found it conflicting to my actual test, surprisingly, my actual test on Pollux for 2.5 mins shot at ISO 100 found stars to be as good for mount that is of 20 + pk-pk, don't know what went wrong.

ImagePollux J by Peter Loo, on Flickr

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Re: iOptron SkyGuider pro

Post by PETER LOO » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:54 pm

No guiding for this, due to weight consideration, Alt Polar alignment done through putting Digital Level Meter on mount top surface, Az polar alignment was done through Meade 12 mm illuminated eyepiece this round (to simulate situation for forgetting to bring guide scope), so it was found to be a little to the West using PHD later. "Goto" using manual computation of Hour Angle and RA position obtained through Wiki for Pollux, Dec set to 28 deg at 0 hour angle before slewing to target.

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