I know this is crazy but I am thinking about upgrading my mount. If you look at my astrobin you will see I have been doing a heck of a lot of imaging since I started and I would like a more trouble free mount. Not that the IEQ45 pro is that much trouble, bt it does require trouble shooting more than I want. Sometime I will be scanning my subs from the night before, finding random subs that have star trails, etc, oblong. I think it could be because sometimes I do not calibrate PHd2 each session. But also, even of the CEM 60 is not made better, it has a higher payload, so it could handle my telescopes easier. Bt there was an argument that put the IEQ45 Pro in a class of "budget" or "low-end" and these same people that call the IEQ45 Pro low-end say the CEM 60 is "premium." Is that so? I could afford a CEM 60 a lot easier than a Mach 1 (unless I could find a good Mach 1 on the aftermarket but they do not come up so often.)
Another question: Is anyone using the IEQ45 Pro completely without hitches, every time? Maybe it is my technique. Maybe someimtes I am sloppy. But I would like a mount in which if I failes to dot an i, or cross a t, it would still work okay.