I continue to be VERY impressed with the Mesu 200 mount and despite having wondered if perhaps I should have got a mount where guiding was not needed... This guide graph shows that when a mount guides this well, then there's no problem at all with having to guide.
The ODK10 is on the mount at 1700mm. The guiding resolution at 0.26" per pixel is a great achievement. The Mesu has blended into the background now. I don't give the mount a second thought when imaging as I know it points where it should and does all that I need. I don't monitor it and just let it do what it should.
Would I recommend this mount to anyone? You bet I would. It works exceptionally well, has a great payload for imaging at 50kgs and is very good value for money when compared to the competition.
12/12/2016 09:15:01 pm
I bet you are looking forward to yours! Lets hope it comes soon
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22/6/2017 10:52:56 pm
I find PemPro works really well - This is my preferred method of polar alignment.
18/4/2018 09:53:20 pm
This is the first time I've heard a complaint of this magnitude regarding the Pole Master's accuracy. Based on Sara's reputation I would not discount anything she says, but it counters the vast majority of positive comments (including myself) about the Pole Master. Therefore, I believe QHY should investigate why Sara is not getting the expected results and perhaps starting with the comments by Lior would be a good starting point. Love your images Sara, but my mount issues has stalled my progress for the past couple years, long boring story, but it seems I've been marching in place all this time with less than expected progress. Of course, I started on the ground floor and the mount I'm speaking of was sent back again to the manufacturer a few days ago. If this doesn't work out I've already decided to sell the mount for parts and take the financial hit and never look back. Last year in a fit of frustration I bought a never used 900GTO atop a G11 tripod, done nothing with it except modernize a couple things like the V chip, battery and initial data entry into the keypad. My obsession was to fix the other mount first, sell it when it's right then move on to using the Astro Physics mount and start with a clean slate. But, in the meantime a medical issue has caused me to rethink everything, you never know what hand you're going to get.
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Sara Wager is an astrophotographer with published articles and images to her name