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  1. In AutoSlew, the software for ASA mounts, there is a feature to control the fan speed through a connection on the mount.
  2. Maybe ASA can check remotely through a teamviewer session...
  3. What power supply are you using and did you check the output voltage?
  4. That is the very best thing to happen. I am glad for you!
  5. An upgrade is available for the DDM60Pro, that replaces the encoders with better ones and also replaces the electronic boards and connections. You can contact ASA about that. Maybe the upgrade is still available, though the DDM60 is out of production. I had that done for mine in 2012 and never had any problems since. Being very happy with the 60, I bought a DDM85A this year. Could not be happier... As far as I know copying the ini files to the ASA/Autoslew file under ProgramFiles , should do the job.
  6. I think you are wrong about that. I am using USB3 where I can and that sometimes means, I have a USB2 connection on one side of the cable and a USB3 on the other end. I never had any issues with USB3 cables, but plenty with USB2... even with high quality ones. What I understand is that first of all the quality of the used materials is better, the wiring is thicker and made of OFC copper. (Oxide Free Copper) That means in practice that the speed of the signals can go as fast as they can. No bumps in the form of oxidized spots on their way. Anyway, of course it is just my 2c, but I do notic
  7. the best USB cables are the USB3 ones. They are made for higher transfer rates, hence made of better materials then the USB2 ones. Always shop for professional cables, ebay material is worse than bad.
  8. A little help with balancing the mount to a finer degree than moving the telescope in it's dovetail clamp, is to use a Baader rider clamp and stick some self adhesive car wheel balancing leads to it. In that way, depending on the amount of weight you stick on it, by sliding the clamp up or down a dovetail plate you can achieve a very nice precise balance. An other issue, vibrations, is often caused by the way the the mount is attached to the pier. If the pier has a so called 'rat-cage', the threaded ends between the pier plate and the telescope mounting plate may introduce or boost vibra
  9. I do not think ASA provides pictures of that, Fabrice...
  10. You always hit beautiful targets and making such amazing images of them! I admire your work! Waldemar
  11. Hi Ian, As far as I can see this is about a newer GPS device with UBlox 6, The original ASA GPS stick uses UBlox 5. Apparently a few tricks are needed to get it working. Waldemar
  12. Roy, here is another file you may like: ASA-Product-Folder_E.pdf
  13. Hi Roy, The OK controller is an electro/mechanical focusing device which is controlled by the AutoSlew software through electronics in the mount. It is an option to have the electronics build in the mount. It only works with ASA focusers, though. The tip/rilt system for azimutal adjustment is done by tipping the mount over to the east or west side, which has the same effect as rotating it over the horizontal plane. Like I said it is a bit counter-intuitive, but it works well. The adjustment range is about 5° I believe. A mount does not necessarily have to be leveled to get polar alignmen
  14. Hahaha I understood Roy meant what is a good controller for the mount... blond moment
  15. Hi Roy, welcome to the ASA enthusiasts forum! Here: http://asa-users.org/index.php?title=Main_Page you can find more information. The PA of the DDM85 Basic, as well as the former DDM65 is done by a tip/tilt system. the N/S tip/tilt screws are for latitude and the E/W tip/tilt screws are for azimuth adjustment. To me it is a bit counter intuitive, but it works just as well as the 'normal' adjustment system. The DDM85 standard types have the regular adjustment system. The difference in the two DDM85 standard types is the torque of the direct drive motors. One needs 12 volts, the other,
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