Thank you for the information.
Kind of shows how new I am.
Would like to mount something like a Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph.
But I am still reading.
EQ6-R is rated at 44 lbs.
My Gem25 about 1/2 that.
I just don't want to buy a good mount and then find that there are better ones in close price range.
and then find that there are better ones in close price range.
IMO there are not better mounts in this price range.
I've had mine about 6 months and can't say enough great things about it.
There is a EQ6R topic in the "mounts" sub category; lots of good reviews, zero bad reviews unless posted by someone who doesn't understand PA.
I've been shooting a un-modded DSLR at 200mm unguided at 2min 30s without star trailing; that however is after some solid visual PEC training and very good PA.
Yes; it's kinda' heavy at 38lbs, and then (2) 11lb CW's + tripod... thank goodness it does have a carrying handle.
The weight IMO is a good thing..very solid mount even in some wind.
All in all, I can set it up and be ready to observe or shoot in 30 mins.
BTW; it's VERY quiet when it slews...Nice benefit of belt drive.
Edited by Blackbelt76, 13 July 2020 - 02:58 PM.