Quote:Isn't that really all a GEM is anyway?
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Quote: Bottom line is alt-az and equatorial refer to axis orientation, not mount design.
Quote: Based on the answers above, if any alt-az mount is properly "tilted" to be polar aligned, then it really will work just as well as an equatorial for photos...except for the fact that certain equatorials are designed for fine adjustments via auto-guiding. Other than the autoguiding feature, they would be equivilent.
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