After many years of dedication to Film astrophotography, I decided to “leap” to digital imaging, in part by the discontinued films, which I traditionally used, such as Kodak Technical Pan and also the higher resolution and performance offered by the current CCD’s. In the summer of , I moved to the Takahashi EM mount with Temma 2, shown above, which has been a great performer. If you hit the unpack button on that screen, then you should have control of the mount via SGP. There is a small fee after a free trial period. It is important use the revised Software Bisque Temma driver included with build and later rather than the version of the driver included with the TheSky V5 build 44 through
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Composed of 3 dismountable parts, it is easier to transport and more rapid to implement that the JP-Z. If you have not selected to unpark the mount when you connect – then you must unpark it manually.
Release Notes and Instructions: Maybe you already have done the above and still have a problem. Instead they provide USB ports.
The EM draws up to 2. After many years of dedication to Film astrophotography, I decided fhuck “leap” to digital imaging, in part by the discontinued films, which I traditionally used, such as Kodak Technical Pan and also the higher resolution and performance offered by the current CCD’s.
The EM is an open-loop system meaning that it will lose goto sync once the clutches are released. The advantages of the Chuvk Bisque driver over the Unofficial Temma PC Driver are 1 the Software Bisque driver supports alternative tracking speeds including solar and comet tracking rates; 2 the Software Bisque driver supports fine movement controls from within TheSky my driver can only farandz the Jog movement command ; 3 the Software Bisque driver automatically gets the Site Location information from TheSky.
The Takahashi mounts do not support PEC training. The Temma PC system design is quite straight forward and flexible and should be easily supportable in the future with any needed drivers. Previously you had to purchase Software Bisque’s Orchestrate to get this functionality.
Now with a focal length of about mm I can do tracking with guaranteed success. It temna ideal for the itinerant observers wishing to take advantage of their optical tubes under the best night skies, like for instance TOA refractor or Mewlon reflector.
On my Temma PC Jr. I also use an anti-pollution filter.
ASCOM includes drivers for a variety of telescopes and mounts. The standard adapter plate on the EM is a Tak two hole design which fits Takahashi clamshell tube holders. Kinch, Yes you was on correct direction, the clue was ” Unpark on connect” I ticked and the telescope has moved to the point asigment!!
But its database is quite limited and it is missing many features that anyone used to TheSky will sorely miss. In order to achieve a flat field, the TOAF is fitted with a field flattener.
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The polar alignment of EM was realized by the drift methodsince Polaris was obstructed from view. It’s a simple program capable of controlling the mount. The Temma PC system relies on the polar alignment of the mount for goto accuracy.
Details on the revised Software Bisque Temma driver can be found here. This instrument is offered with the 4″ focuser and built-in camera angle adjuster. The pier is fastened with bolts onto a plate with 6 stainless steel M16 screws.
I ask that you don’t sell the driver or derivative products. The EM is equipped with the Temma-2 automatic pointing system, controllable by computer. Additional cable and relay boxes are no longer required as they were for previous Tak mounts. Astro-Physics sells and EM adapter. But 24V is required for their “high speed” slewing support. Software Bisque developed and is now including their own revised Temma driver for TheSky V5 build and later. I measured goto accuracy using my EM with a just good polar scope alignment no drift alignment and a Vixen GA4 illuminated guiding reticle.
I’m happy with this accessory, it’s a great solution. For more details see the ReadMe file.