GPS Telescope Mounts

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What kind of mounts are available for GPS Telescopes?

GPS Telescope Mounts

Telescopes with GPS tracking systems usually feature something that is called a GOTO mount. A GOTO telescope mount is a computerized, motorized mount that adjusts the position of the telescope to automatically locate celestial bodies. A GOTO mount usually functions by means of a handheld device with pre-loaded positions of of celestial bodies, and the mount itself must be calibrated according to the telescope's location. A GOTO mount that has been coupled with a GPS device receives radio waves from satellites to automatically calculate the date, time, and location of the telescope in order to allow for the most precise GOTO synchronization.

   

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