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4 months 3 weeks ago
Gonzothegreat
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recommend a mount please #38237

nmac wrote: I would not ditch it away, just until you try all solutions possible.
It's a good mount, sometimes it's a "PITA" to get it working but... when you get it right, it just works. Steadily.
Mine took almost 6 months to get it right! Almost went nuts but perseverance is the key :-D
You'll eventually get it.


6 months... ouch... It's fine when the mount is in the back garden.... :D

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4 months 3 weeks ago
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recommend a mount please #38238

Gonzothegreat wrote: thanks, I have the bel mod :)


In that case, I would go for an IOptron CEM60.. a good step up from what you have, extra payload, magnetically loaded worm gear and belt driven, built in USB and power Outlets, I have one on back order to replace M6 belt modded EQ6 Pro, but I have also just bought an EQ8 as I might have to wait a good few months for the CEM60, and I could not resist at £1200 and only 2 years old one owner and no backlash issues....so if this works out ok, I may cancel the CEM60 order, BUT that does not mean I don’t highly recommend them.. :)

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4 months 3 weeks ago 4 months 3 weeks ago by nmac.
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recommend a mount please #38240

Gonzothegreat wrote: I will have to check the backlash on the RA, as I said I wasn't too happy with it. There is a slight sticky point.


Sticky point ehh??? Now that's a problem!
I had that two times. One of them was a mechanichal issue and difficult to surpass.
Not that you could have the same issue, and I wish it is not, but you really need to investigate that one.

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4 months 3 weeks ago
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recommend a mount please #38245
I must say I do like the design of the CEM's
As for the sticky part, it's ever so "light", I can fee it. I might be able to re-tune the grub screws here and there...

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4 months 3 weeks ago
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recommend a mount please #38305

pentaxian23 wrote:
PS: I've been looking hard too and up to now its been the EQ6-R I want but someone just bought the CEM40 that just came out and it looks really nice, especially for you remote setup - small but 40 lb payload apparently.



I've been reading about this new CEM40, looks so nice and some really good stats and features. It's tempting, knowing that my HEQ5 pro was bought second hand and I do believe it's a first generation.... it's quite old, nothing wrong as such but maybe if I change for something excellent I would not have in theory a lot less headache.

I would really like to have a 10micron GM1000 HPS www.10micron.eu/en/product/gm1000-hps/ but the price a brand new one is way out of my league and I don't think they come up that often on the second hand market...

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4 months 3 weeks ago
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recommend a mount please #38306
CEM40 link, translated, lots of pictures and info
translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=...read-779999-1-1.html

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4 months 3 weeks ago
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recommend a mount please #38309
Yikes! That makes me think Paramount! Getting back to reality I just remembered my friend did a CEM40 review. I like the built in cable management too.
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkv07me3-...0PoBbShLa3wMwXVmGfrO

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4 months 3 weeks ago
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recommend a mount please #38312

pentaxian23 wrote: Yikes! That makes me think Paramount! Getting back to reality I just remembered my friend did a CEM40 review. I like the built in cable management too.
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkv07me3-...0PoBbShLa3wMwXVmGfrO


thanks for the videos.

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4 months 3 weeks ago
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recommend a mount please #38325
Another option to consider would be a Takahashi EM200. They run like clockwork and are very simple to setup and operate. Their reliability is based on their simplicity.
Complexity often adds issues...

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4 months 3 weeks ago
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recommend a mount please #38328
Another option would be ... a SkyWatcher HEQ-5! A new one I mean. Install the belt mod and you’re good to go. Just a thought.


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ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R

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4 months 3 weeks ago 4 months 3 weeks ago by nmac.
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recommend a mount please #38412

wvreeven wrote: nmac, could you please share screenshots of your guiding configuration? Also the screens in the popup under Options please? I know that specific settings work for specific mounts but they may work as a guide for people with similar mounts, like me. In general I get good guiding but recently something has been off and I don't know what yet... Thanks a lot in advance!


And now that the thread is calm, a little off-topic I guess, but as promised, @wvreeven here are the screenshots.
This is with Vixen GPD2 with a Goto kit and at guiding 1.0x. In my opinion, way better than my old HEQ5.
With this mount I can do 1200s exposures. On the HEQ5 never got it to pass the 900s mark. Even with better motors.
Even so, the HEQ5 is an great mount.

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Explore Scientific 80APO - 120ST / G2-8300FW5 / ES FF 2" / ASI120MM - Arduino Moonlite DC Clone - Vixen GPD2
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4 months 3 weeks ago
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recommend a mount please #38424
Thanks very much!

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro

ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R

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