Re: motorizing my mount.


 

I was curious about the discussion about alt-az camera rotators, so Dr. Google led me to this website:  https://telescopemount.org/alt-az-mounts-for-long-exposure-astrophotography-camera-rotators/
Interestingly, a commercial camera rotator mentioned in the article costs more than my entire GEM-based astrophotography system--and certainly more than most Dobsonian telescopes.  See https://optcorp.com/products/moonlite-nitecrawler-2-axis-worm-drive-rotating-focuser-3-5-in-format
I haven't thought at all what a DIY rotator would cost in complexity, time, ability, or dollars, but I'm happy with to stick with my second-hand Onstep-upgraded GEM.

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