I'm getting ready to move up from a Sky Guider Pro, looking for something that I can put more lens/refractor/camera weight on without getting bogged down in poor tracking and guiding. One thread I was seeing on CN had a couple of recent GEM28 purchasers expressing frustration and looking for help; another person chimed in saying (paraphrasing here) that the recent GEM mounts from iOptron are poor performers but the CEM mounts are fine.
I'm looking to see if I can get some feedback here, trying to decide between the two types of mounts. If anyone can speak from experience with iOptron products I'd be very interested.
I currently image with:
An iOptron Sky Guider Pro (which just croaked)
A Sky Watcher EQM35
Sky Watcher ED80
ZWO 120mm guide scope/mini cam
I'm looking to get a William Optics Redcat 71, maybe also image with a refractor in the 102 triplet range and of course also need to add in the ZWOAsi Air, guide scope/mini cam, DSLR and eventually a ZWO mono camera with filter wheel. Any of these combined payloads would be too much for the EQM35.
Edited by kdkleck1959, 03 October 2022 - 06:03 PM.