Quote:Hello,as I intend to replace my mount (Skywatcher EQ5) with something bigger, better and sturdier. I have 2 candidates:- Celestron CGEM (price: 1700 eur (Teleskop service))- Skywatcher EQ6 skyscan PRO (price: 1200 eur (teleskop service))What to choose? Is CGEM worth the 500 eur difference? I don't intend to use it for astrophoto for now, but that could change in the future, as I will keep the mount for quite a long time I hope (that's why going for goto also). For some time I think I will keep my Meade AR5 refractor, but later I intend to upgrade to C8, C9.25 or something similar.So, what to choose? Perhaps even something not mentioned here. I am seeking for GoTo, something apropriate for astrophoto, easy to use and good price/performance ratio. I know I won't get Losmandy or Astro physics build quality, but I think you got the point.I am in no hurry, but I think the time has come, to do some thorough research on this matter.
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Quote:I believe CGEM has a better saddle dovetail. Atlas's Vixen style is a weak point that introduces considerable flex in the setups I've seen.
Quote:Hm, I just got an update on prices. CGEM is 1600 EUR, while EQ 6 PRO remains at 1300 EUR (I wrote 1200 EUR, but it was 1280 all the time). The plot thickens... Now the price difference has reduced to 300 EUR. I think I will go for CGEM. I don't know why, but I think it's the look