Jose, thanks for the reply.
I’m impressed, 10min is really great. I tuned mine too, belt upgrade, I did a makeover on it with new and better bearings. I’m OK with it, really happy, considering that I have it for 10 years. I bought an ioptron cem70 to deal with the heavy setup, but still in the box (7 months) because I’m waiting to have a place to build a permanent observatory. Eventually I have to put it to the use, just to make sure all works fine before warranty is over.
Why did you get rid of your previous mount?
Myself, I don’t like to post process too much, kind of feels unreal for the end result. After all, I have a small scope.
About OAG, I know I should move to that in the future, but with a coma corrector, filter wheel, rotator and a flat panel that helps keep dust away until I wake up, having a piggyback guiding scope helps for balance.
And on the refractor side of things, I would like to try once this kind of scope, but their prohibitive prices for long focal lengths, keep me away… I like to shoot in between 800 and 1500mm, better suited for my long term goals of large, detailed, panels, I think.