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AstroEQ Forum => Mount Support => Topic started by: Marshad on January 26, 2020, 18:35:34

Title: Onstep EQ5 Goto Kit
Post by: Marshad on January 26, 2020, 18:35:34
Hi

I got an AstroEQ a few years ago, but being very lazy have never upgraded the dual axis motors, and so havenít used it much.

This looks interesting for those of us too lazy to build their own:

http://instein.eu/onstep.htm

The price for the motor kit seems reasonable. What would be needed to use it with AstroEQ?

Would the rj11 rj12 connections be an issue?

Grateful for any advice.

Title: Re: Onstep EQ5 Goto Kit
Post by: TCWORLD on March 01, 2020, 22:42:32
Hi,

Those motors should work, would just need to work out the gear ratios and the pinout.

Making cables to go from the AstroEQ connector to there motors should be possible - easiest way may be to desolder the connectors that come with there motors and solder on RJ11 sockets.

Tom.