I am wary about starting another topic on a related thread but my search for the best possible mount option for my observatory has taken an interesting turn.
I have budgeted for a premium mount and was looking at the AP 1100, 10 Micron 2000 HPS and the Paramount MX+
My feedback has pointed me to the 10 Micron 2000 HPS based on quality and locality (easier to service as I am in the UK).
Clearly the AP 1100 and Paramount MX+ tick the boxes on quality but being from the US, I will have more difficulties sending it back if there are problems. (I should add though that actually there is quite a lot of marginally negative to outright negative feedback on SB...this concerned me a lot)
Now I seem to have another option unexpectedly - the Mesu 200.
On the face of it, I have found no negative feedback on these mounts and they are built locally. The capacity is overkill for me, but at several thousand pounds less than a 10 Micron, one can't help but be intrigued. The biggest draw for the 10 Micron over the others are the absolute encoders, but so many people have said the same thing to me: "auto-guiding really isn't a big deal and it solves many problems".
So my question to the fair minded CN crowd is....have you experience with Mesu mounts and if so, could you provide me with some feedback please.
Many thanks for reading,
Edited by SimonIRE, 19 July 2019 - 04:18 AM.