I personally would rather have a power switch. That aside, I believe
that the AP mounts were designed with many target requirements, one
of those being someone doing visual observing with or without the
goto (my guess). In that case, one could align and use the scope
manually, but the RA would need to rotate in the opposite direction,
depending on the hemisphere.
Why not both?
A switch somewhere would be welcome.
--- In email@example.com, "Joseph Zeglinski" <J.Zeglinski@...>
future versions of the GTO Control Panel. Indeed, use it as alighted POWER
Switch, which many of us have asked for.are already
specifying whether your AP Mount is being used in the north orsouth
hemisphere. That makes the N-S switch redundant.be switched,
couldn't this be done by the firmware setting flip flops, oractivating a
multi-pole reed relay, based on that observer's Latitude setting?stepper
motor version, not being a GOTO, and thus having no processor -does require
an internal N-S switch, which the user needs to set after removingthe control
panel. However, the Losmandy GEMINI GOTO controller, servo motorversion, does
NOT have a N-S switch on that processor board. I suppose it relieson the
observer's North or South latitude setting, instead of wastingpanel space for
a mechanical switch, which perhaps for most of us, is rarelytoggled anyway.