I think I did thinks backwards.
I have been considering upgrading my mount (EQ5 non-goto) that I overload with my equipment nightly for a while now. My heaviest load includes the Explorer 150PDS (Newt) + Camera + CFW + Travelscope 70 guide scope, bordering 10kg total.
Problem I'm getting with the EQ5 is that it's not very precise and I don't get good guiding with it. In fact it's getting worse, I think it needs a tuneup.
So I did my research, and I was already decided on an EQ6-R Pro, when I was informed that SkyWatcher was super delayed (18 months IIRC). I saw an iOptron CEM40 that wasn't delayed, checked the specs, seemed close enough, checked some reviews from people that considered them both equivalent, and so I pulled the trigger.
Now I kept reading and I'm not so sure... all those "reviews" were from people doing visual. Oops.
So, I'm doing what I should have done before ordering it, asking here. What do you guys think? Can the CEM40 handle my eqiupment better than my EQ5? Should I wait 18 months for the EQ6-R instead?
I think I might still be on time to change my mind if I need to.
The CEM40 seems to be the higher-end model available here, so if I need something better I'll be in a tough position to find it. But better wait for something to be available than purchase something that won't do the trick I guess.
Edited by klaussius, 08 April 2021 - 03:38 PM.