Hey! I know some people might find it odd, I'm looking for a mount for my secondary rig, will MOSTLY be used for my small SharpStar 61 EDPH II, shooting with either OSC and L-eXtreme, or mono with 3nm filters, so I'm looking for a mount that could handle 5-10 minutes exposure for that. Total weight is about 5kg, so shouldn't be much of an issue for the mounts I'm looking at, which are the CEM25/26 / GEM28.
My big mount is already occupied, and I also have a C8 that I hope to use instead of the SharpStar every once in a while, mostly for galaxies I believe. This doesn't usually require very long exposures, I can probably get along with 2-3 minutes.
I'm obviously aware that it's not an easy task on the mount, and won't be very easy. But I also learned that experience is a huge factor in these situations, and the difference the user can make on the outcome of the mount, especially with guiding. I used to do 60 seconds exposures at first with guiding as a beginner and get pretty bad results, a year later with the same gear I was able to do 5 minutes with no issues, so there's surely a learning curve here.
I can get a pretty cheap second hand CEM25, or just buy a GEM28 brand new. Did any of you try using a C8(weights 14 lbs) or similar on such mount? How did it go?
Again, the mount will mostly be used for the SharpStar, so while I'm aware it's not very ideal, I think it could somehow work with proper use.
Thanks for the help.