A g11 is not exactly an upgrade.
Btw while the gm-1000 is good you should read what is involved if your plans is to image without guiding. It seems potentially another source of issues and frustration.
If I where you I'd just ship in the HC first. I am not sure what exactly happened to your HC or mount. Cause usually electronic don't partially break usually it's a binary working or completely not. Especially if you actually have a blown dc-dc convertor chip.
Yeah I am at least going to send in the HC. I now believe the mount is "fine", i am considering sending it all in because it only peforms well 10% of the time.
My reason for wanting a g11 or gm-1000 is I use adaptive optics so the only time actual guiding is used is when the AO runs out of correcting angle which means the mount is doing a bad job of tracking, and that happens a lot. I use a polemaster too and dont settle unless I am at least within a 45 arcsec alignment so I realloy dont see why my tracking is so bad, I have talked to both iOptron and other cem60 owners to see if I am doing anything wrong but it does not seem so.
I use maximdl and have been trying to get maxpoint to work because it would in theory solve my issues, but it and the mount for some reason cant agree where the mount is pointing and nobody has been able to say why.
edit* also JTW Astronomy's new OGEM mount. Its still in beta but they are going to send out a few of them for people to test soon.
Edited by medderx, 24 March 2019 - 06:44 PM.