DM-6 Sky Commander DSC Kit
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The DM-6 was designed from the start to use Digital Setting Circles (DSC). Not an after thought. Every aspect of the mount and options are designed and manufactured to keep the mount totally orthogonal (at right angles). The box style of the mount and close proximity of the two axis guarantees the two axes are orthogonal. The way the encoders are mounted directly into the ends of the shafts to insure there is solid contact with the encoders, no gear error or belt stretching. Even the orientation of the shafts keeps the cabling safe in the box and eliminates cable wrap. Everything was designed to make sure the DSC’s are as accurate as they can be.

The Sky Commander is the DSC computer everyone has been copying since 1991. One of the first computer Digital Setting Circle’s on the market. Updated in 2008 to the XP-4 The Sky Commander has 18 popular catalogs including Messier, NGC, UGC, IC, and the Planets totaling almost 30,000 objects. Your XP-4 is PC updatable as new catalogs or changes are added.


The Sky Commander operates from a 9 volt internal or 12volt external source

The Sky Commander has a RS-232 port that can be linked to a computer using a RS-232 to USB adapter cable.

For complete Sky Commander DCS details please see

The Eyepiece Tray has a special angled platform added to allow the Sky Commander to be mounted under the tray at a convenient angle. This places the Sky Commander at an even more convenient position than the Top Mount, especially when seated. The Sky Commander is attached with Velcro to allow easy removal for transport or storage.

Eyepiece Tray has 4 hole for 2” and 5 holes for 1 ¼ eyepieces and can be easily slid off the DM-6 for easy transport or storage. There’s even room to mount a small computer.Link to Eyepiece tray page.

Encoders are: 2” 10,000 tic Hi Resolution US Digital S2 series, 0.1 deg. each axis.


Comes with Sky Commander XP-4, Manual, Encoders, internal cabling and Eyepiece Tray with SkyCommander mount. All you need to make your DM-6 PUSH-TO.





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