I'm looking for a first mount for astrophotography, one with which I can grow for at least some years, is decently portable and reliable.
My budget for the mount is around $1100. The AVX is not an option for me, since I don't live in USA and returning a bad mount would be expensive. I have some friends who use them for AP somewhat successfully, but I'm not up for taking that risk.
At first I would mount a WO ZS73 with a small guidescope and my DSLR, but when time passes I would like to get something like a Mak150 or an 8" SCT for visual and some planetary imaging.
Ahhh, the more I think about it, I feel like the HEQ5 Pro would be the better choice, it looks more bulletproof and sturdy, but the CEM25p has an option for 2" tripod and hard case, and the belt transmission and spring loaded worms look promising.
I appreciate any suggestions or insights, thanks.
Edited by DioGo_astro, 14 January 2020 - 10:16 PM.