Friday I received my AT6MEQ which includes the SW EQ-5P.
I noticed when I mount the EQ head to the tripod and tighten down the tripod bolt I have a slight gap at the north-end of the mount. I've hand-tightened as much as I can and closed the gap a little but you can still see light through the gap. I'm thinking that the post that the azimuth adjustment knobs push against might be too tall preventing the eq head and tripod to mate completely. I'm concerned that this might affect stability of the mount if I use a heavier OTA. This is my first GEM coming from a orange C8 and CPC11.
Hope to have a first-light report by the end of the week.