I enjoy all of the discussions about mounts. I am building a ROR observatory this summer in my yard and trying to decide what mount to put in it. I currently have a modest setup (AVX/ 6" f/4 newt) which I have taken some great images with and will keep the AVX for my portable mount.
The new mount will be 99% used for AP. My plan is to eventually get a 10" RC (~35 lbs) and possibly add my DSLR as a piggyback for widefield. So, While I would love to go USA and go with an MX, or AP, I am not sure my financial advisor would approve. Therefore I am thinking of the iOptron CEM120 (no encoders).
I have read a lot about the trials and tribulations of these mounts (especially the encoder versions,), but as someone so eloquently stated (paraphrasing) "...most of what is on these forums are only people that have issues". I really like the cable management and I am not expecting to go unguided (especially with the 10" RC which I will be operating ay f/8 or with a reducer at ~ f/5-6).
I was considering the Myt but I am afraid I will be close to the mount's capacity at 50LBs. Going any larger that the Myt with a "premium" mount (AP, 10M, SB) puts me at ~10K.
Would love some feedback!