I currently have an Orion XT10, which is serving me very well! I love the ease of set-up from my dobsonian, but it gets a bit cumbersome to keep pushing & nudging especially when I am heavily zoomed in on my target and in a second it blasts out of my FOV
I have decided I need to make the move to GOTO/CGEM. I know there are the EQ platforms for Dobs, but I am uncertain of their accuracy, I plan to do some AP. So which mount? I believe my OTA weighs in at around 30lbs, maybe less, which is the upper end of any mount which I can afford. 4k on a mount isn't in the cards
Would the Atlas or Sirius EQ-G or another mount option suffice? I am thinking to do AP a pier would be better than a tripod but have no idea. I really do not want to give up my light bucket, but this thing is big and sitting on top of a mount & tripod/pier seems like the eye piece would be unreachable with out a ladder.. So I now am also considering, depending on total costs, going the mid range refractor route in exchange for my dob(just for fun lets throw in the possibility of me picking up a C11 SCT). At any rate I will need a mount regardless of which scope I choose. Thanks in advance everyone. I am way behind at work because AM has so many awesome deals! I find it very hard to pass up a good deal..
Clear skies to you all