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Quote:You'll definitely want to add an autoguider. The finder scope guiders that are all the rage do work quite well and won't break the bank or add a ton of weight. The CGEM's biggest problem is going to be guiding accurately if you find it difficult to keep the weight down.
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Quote:here is my CGEM's guiding performance with 15lb on it (quite modest) - orion 100ED plus accessorieshttps://dl.dropbox.com/u/63497702/20121022-cgem-m57.PNG
Quote:Well a beefier tripod will always help reduce wind induced vibrations. But it will not reduce the periodic error, which is a function of the gearbox and main worm gear.
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Quote: The two mounts use the same motors, motor boards and the same gear box.