June 2017: new mount & Autoguider

I finally changed over to an EQ8 mount, which is pretty heavy but also very stable and able to carry heavy equipment loading. The ‘old’ EQ6 mount was a very good mount but for astrophotography at long focal distances the results could vary. To have a consequent & reliable tracking going on, a heavier mount was needed.

C11 in action, with the new EQ8 mount on a custom-built aluminum pier