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Skywatcher 200 pds goto mount

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Hi there, some of the retailers offer the Skywatcher 200pds with the EQ5 Pro mount. But there is also an EQM35 Pro mount which seems to have about the same payload capacity.  The skywatcher global website doesn't have many details of the EQM35 mount but I wondered what's to choose between the EQ5 Pro and the EQM35Pro mounts for the same telescope?




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My 2 pennies worth. An NEQ6 Pro would be more suited for that scope. The HEQ5 Pro is borderline if your planning to image.

The EQ5 purely visual. 


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I imaged for years with an HEQ5 Pro and 8" Newt - it worked fine but an EQ6 defiantly has more spare capacity and gives upgrade options in future to bigger scopes etc but it would be fine IMHO

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