with a load of roughly 19 pounds (without counterweight), likely 36 pounds with counterweight, I am over the 30 pound spec for hosting the Celestron RASA 8 on Celestron AVX. I am using this for now for EAA but who knows - might get into photography over time. But realistically I don’t think I will have time for astrophotography at a detailed level for some years. I am not aperture hungry yet.
The mount held up quite well actually at first light - no tracking issue at all. OTA was even below the weight horizontally at one point, Still, it may be worthwhile to get another mount.
What mount - Celestron or otherwise would you recommend to support a load of 36 to 37 pounds?