I have a Meade 12" LX90 that is coming up on 17 years old. I know that at some point the mount is going to fail and had considered replacing it with a AZEQ-6.
As I'm getting older I've been doing more planetary and lunar. The LX90 mount has been OK for DSO but I'm noticing more giggle when doing high powered planetary.
Considering the cost is it that much steadier? Are there any other cheaper mounts I should be looking into with a 12" SCT?