I purchased an ED ES80 FCD100 Apo along with an explore scientific IEXOS-100. I have been having major issues with the mount, my Astronomy experience has been a major struggle. I initial was looking at the ES127apo fcd100 it is still my dream scope, but I also wanted to possibly dabble in Astrophotography. So far, I have done neither visual or astrophotography. I have been fiddling around with this mount and software for three months.
Without question I need a new mount I don’t believe my current mount has done my refractor any justice, and I am planning on keeping it for the time being. I would like a mount with a great hand controller, something lightweight but sturdy and easy to use, keep in mind I am a complete novice. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions, on a new mount.