Birthdate17. 10. 1950
About meAmateur astronomer since long time, I am now retired and I start again observing after a few years interruption.
My telescope is a Skywatcher 200/100 installed on an HEQ5 mount. Recently I upgraded this mount with the Synscan GOTO kit and I finally replaced the remaining gears by a synchronous belt/pulley system (Rowan kit). I am pretty happy with that combination, not perfect for sure but greatly improved by the two kits.
In parallel, I installed on the mount a Rpi3+ operated by the stellarmate OS. All of it is controlled by a Linux Mint PC.