What mount for imaging with a 10" f5.6 newt?
Posted 22 July 2021 - 12:13 PM
Posted 22 July 2021 - 02:23 PM
My vote would be an iOptron CEM70 if you can find one. "Over mounting" payload wise is probably a good thing.
My 10" Dia 52" aluminum tube Newtonian puts 35+ pounds without cameras on my 'new' goto mount. The CEM70 wasn't available when I made my CEM120 decision and would probably go that route now. Heft of the 120 will eventually curtail my 'remote' field observing with it.
EAA with either my refractor or (now) the newt has improved my observing. Cameras move easily to either OTA, adding extensions when needed. Wireless control, image transfer, and battery monitoring, all accomplished at the indoor workstation and in 4k. Started with a scope side 'dog house' for the laptop, migrating to dual computer and indoors but miss the sky contact...not the bugs. Dabble with guiding although probably not necessary with the 30s or less sub exposures. The non-EC CEM120 i obtained has been a good step up from my still in use GM8. YMMV
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Posted 22 July 2021 - 03:51 PM
Man, you beat me to it: iOptron CEM70 should handle that really well and keep you up-to-date on bells-and-whistles.