Hello Astrophotography community,
I am still a new astrophotographer and am looking to take the next step in my equitorial mount as I only have a skywatcher star adventurer.
Ideally I want to get the EQ6 R pro, however, in europe and in the US, the mount is sold out, and it is on a very long backorder. In europe i can get myself the NEQ 6 from https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/ and I can also find deals on the CEM40.
The question I have is, whether or not I should get the NEQ 6 or wait up to 6 months to get the EQ6 R pro. How big is the difference in performance between these two mount? Ideally in the future I would want to get a telescope like the Sky Watcher 120mm Esprit ED with some sort of guiding (weighs 22lb or about 10 kg without camera and guide scope/camera). What sort of exposure time will i be achieving if i dont have guiding, since i wont be able to get guiding for a long time.
Furthermore, the CEM40 is also an interesting mount, however, i read that it doesnt do too well with heavier payloads even though it supports up to 40 lb or 18 kg. Do you guys think it could support a 120mm Esprit ED with guiding?
Sorry this is messy, but all in all, How big is the difference between the NEQ 6 and EQ6 R pro and is it worth waiting 6 months for the EQ6 R pro. And finally, is the CEM40 worth consdering, given that my ideal set up would be around 26 to 28 lb or 12 to 13 kg
Thanks in advance!