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Hi, I have a Meade LX85 6" Mak. The OTA weighs about 13lbs without accessories. I'm getting the hang of the GEM mount, but I find it a hassle to get right and miss the ease and speed of the Alt-Az GoTo I had with my previous 5" Mak. I'm primarily a lunar observer and have no real interest as yet in astrophotography. In consequence, I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive GoTo Alt-Az mount (and legs) to carry the Mak. I will be keeping the GEM. Advice much appreciated.
H Folks I have a 5 inch Celestron Matsukov Cassegrain - which is good but is giving me alignment problems. I want to next buy a Equatorial mount telescope - maybe a 10 inch F/3.9 of F/4.8 reflector. I hope to do some simple Astrophotography. My question is which is a good 10 inch reflector with a GEM in around $1000. Should I buy a mount and OTA separately or as a package unit. Is it necessary to buy a GEM with motors or can they be purchased later. Maybe I could use my existing MAK with the new GEM as well. What should I keep in mind for this regards Rajeev