astrophotography mount

Buying a Strain Wave Mount? You Have Options

Buying a Strain Wave Mount? You Have Options

If you’re new to astrophotography, an equatorial telescope mount is one of the first pieces of equipment you will need to purchase. Whether it’s a star tracker or a heavy-duty astrophotography mount capable of carrying large telescopes, tracking the night sky is essential to astrophotography. Your telescope mount is the cornerstone of your deep-sky astrophotography…

Celestron CGX-L Telescope Mount – First Look

Celestron CGX-L Telescope Mount – First Look

The Celestron CGX-L is a robust, professional-grade computerized equatorial mount with an impressive 75-lb payload capacity. The deep sky astrophotography potential of the Celestron CGX-L is obvious, and I intend to experience this benefit first-hand. The CGX-L is the largest equatorial telescope mount I have ever used for astrophotography, with payload capacity that surpasses the…

iOptron CEM60 Equatorial Mount Review

iOptron CEM60 Equatorial Mount Review

The iOptron CEM60 is a center-balanced equatorial telescope mount that provides an excellent platform for visual astronomy and astrophotography.  What makes the iOptron CEM60 computerized telescope mount so special is its impressive weight-to-payload capacity ratio and the now famous “Z-shape” design. The design keeps the center of gravity directly over the center of the tripod…