Re: FYI – No more StellarCat soon


Is there any good alternative? Not that I plan on doing any new telescopes ever again. Just curious.

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 12:06:59 AM EST, Roy Diffrient <mail@...> wrote:

If I were buying one I would certainly be thinking about it – do I stick with a system that’s on its way out, or do I go for a brand new system that’s unknown?  Or choose some other system entirely?  Glad I don’t have to make the choice.


On Jan 24, 2022, at 7:24 PM, Ted Forte <tedforte511@...> wrote:

I think that’s what he means by systems for OEM’s. He’ll probably be fulfilling what’s ordered now and not taking any more.




From: <> On Behalf Of Roy Diffrient
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2022 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [BackBayAstro] FYI – No more StellarCat soon


Really good news for present owners of ServoCat systems.  But what do you do if you have a ServoCat equipped scope on order?



On Jan 24, 2022, at 5:52 PM, Ted Forte <tedforte511@...> wrote:

From Gary Myers:


- I have systems to go through this year (all dedicated to OEM's) ... but looking forward to at least a partial retirement. I'll continue with service and support. “



From: <> On Behalf Of Roy Diffrient
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2022 9:45 PM
To: BBAA Groups Io <>
Subject: [BackBayAstro] FYI – No more StellarCat soon


I’ve received a mailing list notice that Gary Myers, head of StellarCat, is retiring, and so production of ServoCat GOTO systems will be ending soon.  But Wildcard Innovations, the Australian company that makes the Argo Navis DSC, has been planning to “seamlessly” start producing an advanced GOTO system when ServoCat ends.  However, global chip shortages are slowing that effort.


The notice I received is from the Argo Navis users group.  I just checked the ServoCat site and did not see an announcement.




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