Cost Comparisons:
Ahhh, that most important question: what does it cost? The ServoCAT means less weight (considerably less for larger scopes), less space (again considerably less in larger scopes), less height increase, full time tracking, and additional features like: GOTO, Planetarium Support, Spiral Search, and on and on. Should this NOT cost more? Maybe, maybe not. But more important DOES it cost more!?

Compared to the lower cost platforms available today the ServoCAT stacks up as follows:
> Platform with Dual axis control with shipping: 14 - 16” scope: ~ $1200
> ServoCAT with ground board kit for any size scope up to 20”: ~$1700
A difference of $500. Significant? Only you can answer that - but be aware of the REAL difference in cost and performance BEFORE making that decision. Also don’t short change your FUTURE desires with your scope to save $500.

> Platform with Dual axis control with shipping - 18” scope: ~ $2800
> ServoCAT with ground board kit for any size scope up to 20”: ~$1700
Hmmmm... now which is cheaper!? AND which has MORE features? And which provides the best means to do what you want in the first place - TRACK? The Servo Powered ServoCAT IS your BEST choice.

NOTE: The ServoCAT is USER installed - the platform above is mostly as comparing costs “kit” to “kit” one platform company offers a kit for an 18” scope. The cost comparisons are as follows:
> Platform KIT with Dual axis control w/ shipping: 18-25” scope: ~ $1600
> ServoCAT with ground board kit for any size scope up to 20”: ~$1700

and for those LARGER scopes....
> Platform with Dual axis control with shipping - 25” scope: ~ $2800
> ServoCAT with ground board kit for 25”: ~$1850

> Platform with Dual axis control with shipping - 30” scope: ~ $$$$
> ServoCAT with ground board kit for 22 - 30”: ~$1850

One last note:
At least 15% of our current customers are past platform users - they changed for a reason! And that is just what we know of! While writing this sheet we had yet another call, a 25” Obsession owner who has a platform. He is tired of the constraints and wants to change, and he has a friend with an 18 that also wants to change. Items mentioned in the conversation: height, weight, track time, constraints on portability. Consider what YOU will want AFTER the initial excitement wears off in a matter of months!


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