I have a CGX-L (Hypertuned) mount in my backyard, I've been using it with my C8 OTA and EON 110 APO. The mount is working very well but I'm considering getting a more DSO astroimaging focused OTA. First thought was getting a C9.25C11 but I'm rethinking that because i heard that SC aren't that good for DSO compared to RCs and Newts. I have a more portable setup Celestron AVX/Radian Raptor 61/ZWO ASI183 MC Pro/ASI AIR Pro controlled that I'm using for wide field. This setup will be permanent in my backyard maybe move once a year if that at all so weight is not issue. In fact I plan to leave it out in the weather year round cover tightly with a telegizmo 365 cover until i can get a dome. So RC or Next give me your suggestions, I plan to remote control this setup with a ASI AIr Plus when it arrives and i will be using a ZWO EAF for auto focusing.
I know i will need to get a coma corrector with the Newt that the RC doesnt need but it costs twice as much and is twice as slow F4 versus F8. How is the focusing between the two, and will the EAF be difficult to install and use to autofocus?
I would expect both setups to be around 45 pound after adding guide scope, ASI AIR Plus,Guide camera, EAF, Imaging Camera, EFW which should easliy be handled by the CGX-L: (75 pound capacity)
I will prbably sell the EON110 eventually and acquire a used CGX to use with the C8 which will be way more portable than the CGX-L
BTW : here's a link to a image i recently took with the Raptor 61 in the Bortle 6 skies at my house : https://www.astrobin.com/58bilr/