I haven't noticed any cloud issues with Lake Erie, though it is hard to tell because Michigan is a fairly cloudy state.
I'm glad I didn't get the 8" model because I like having my refractor mounted at the same time. Right now the whole load weighs 38lbs. I had to use the counterweight shaft addition in order to achieve balance.
I was out last night trying to see through the glare of the moon. The GoTo seemed to work fine and I didn't notice any signs of struggling during high-speed slewing.
The noises the mount makes during standard tracking were louder than normal though.
I was hoping to mount my SLR and take a photo to test the mount's performance with this load but decided against it with the moon and high humidity.
The next thing I need to get is a higher quality 2" diagonal. Does the 6" have the standard SCT visual back threads on it?
Edited by NickWDavis, 07 August 2014 - 10:28 AM.