Quote: I have an Orion 120ST Astroview telescope and the EQ3 mount that came with it and a motor for tracking. I use it for astrophotography. What would a good upgrade from this mount be if I want GoTo capability and the option for mounting a slightly bigger scope? I am willing to spend $500-900 to spend on a new mount. This purchase should last me for the next couple of years. Do you guys like the Skywatcher EQ5 Pro or the Vixen GP2 mounts for astrophotography? Pro and cons?Thanks!
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