Manufacturer Model US $ Kg Wt of OTA Lbs Arc Sec OTA Description Comment
University Optics U10 449 22.7 50     Heavy & simple
Takahashi Teegul 770         Japan now
Vixen GP-DX 1,295 10 22.1      
Losmandy GM-8 1,760 14 30 1/step   SP1000
Parallax 125 2,300       10" N, 11"S, 7"R AP GoTo
Takahashi EM-2 2,400 7 15.4 < 10   maybe in US
Takahashi EM-10 2,500 7 15.4 < 10   Year 2000
Anssen Technologies Ellesa 2,500 25 55      
Gemini
G-41 Field
2950 EUR
16
65
3
n.a.

Gemini G-41 Obs
3450 EUR
25
65 3
n.a. mount only
Mountain Instruments MI-250 3,200 30 65 ? 11" Nwt no GPTO yet
Losmandy GM-11 3,400 17 60 0.5/step   AI RetroKit
Quadrent Engineering EQ-3 3,500          
Anssen Technologies Alhena 3,500 65 144      
Takahashi EM-200 4,000 16 35.2 < 10    
Astro-Physics 600E 4,000 18 40 0.05   GOTO capability
Parallax HD150 4,000 34 75     AP GoTo
Vixen Atlux 5,000 22 48.5     GOTO capability
Parallax HD200 5,000 54 120     AP GoTo
Astro-Physics 900 5,500     0.05   GOTO capability
Takahashi NJP-160 5,600 30 65 < 8   GOTO in
Astro-Physics 1200 6,700     0.05   GOTO capability
Parallax HD150C 7,500 34 75     AP GOTO
Parallax HD200C 9,000 54 120     AP GOTO
Quadrent Engineering EQ-2 7,000 90 200     mount & ctrlr
Software Bisque GTR-1100 8,500 34 75 60 rms   GOTO capability
Takahashi EM-500 10,000 40 84      
Losmandy HGM-200 10,000 68 150 0.5/step    
Optical Guidance Sys HP-75 10,820 59 130 < 6 8" - 16" Nwt & Cas portable
Optical Guidance Sys OGS-75 15,900 59 130 < 6 8" - 16" Nwt & Cas pier
Parallax HD300 16,000     < 4   AP GoTo
Merlin Archimage 16,200 50 110 60 rms   used for imaging sats
OMR Inc. 20M 17,000 80 175 60 rms    
Parallax HD300C 20,000     < 4   AP GOTO
Optical Guidance Sys OGS-100 27,490 90 200 < 5   pier
Optical Guidance Sys OGS-140 52,880 136 300 < 4   pier
Torus   75,000     < 10    
Optical Guidance Sys OGS-190 120,840 204 450 < 3   pier
Vixen GP ? 7 15.4     How to Use
DFM Engineering   ?     2/2 min to 1.3 m scope GOTO capability
Takahashi EM-3500 ?          
Mountain Instruments MI-500 ?         in redesign
Anssen Technologies Atika ? 140 311      

Last Updated on 2/5/2000
By Brooke Clarke
Email: brooke@pacific.net