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I finally made my choice.
the winner is eqr6 pro with belt drive.
My TS 125mm telescope arrived in Montreal.
I needed a solid mount.
I discussed with razz and juno16 and after weighing the pros and cons, my choice was clearer.
Thank you both for your answers to my questions.
now I have to wait, but not so long I am told.
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Good choice , I like mine they easily handle a large payload and mine has never let me down .
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W/L scope Williams Optic Megrez 110mm / Lunt herschel wedge .
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Congrats, let us know when it arrives.
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Great news Jean-Yves!

I'm sure that your will really enjoy your new mount. Congratulations!
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Scopes: Explore Scientific ED102 APO, Sharpstar 61 EDPH II APO, Samyang 135 F2 (still on the Nikon).
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro with Rowan Belt Mod
Stuff: ASI EAF Focus Motor (x2), ZWO OAG, ZWO 30 mm Guide Scope, ASI 220mm min, ASI 120mm mini, Stellarview 0.8 FR/FF, Sharpstar 0.8 FR/FF, Mele Overloock 3C.
Camera/Filters/Software: ASI 533 mc pro, ASI 120mm mini, ASI 220mm mini , IDAS LPS D-1, Optolong L-Enhance, ZWO UV/IR Cut, N.I.N.A., Green Swamp Server, PHD2, Adobe Photoshop CC, Pixinsight.
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Looks like a great pick up. Congrats!
-Michael
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Good choice, I've been using mine for two years now. Running at 59% rated capacity, my guiding runs about .3 to .7, depending on sky quality and seeing.

Mine isn't belt driven. The warrantee is almost up, so I'm considering the Rowan belt mod for mine. My belt driven az-eq5 runs between .1 and .2

You'll be pleased for years to come...

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C'est le bon nouvelle Jean-Yves, congratulations!

Patience, mon ami...;)

All the best,
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thx every one .

the wait shouldn't be so long they tell me.
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REFRACTORS , TS-Optics Doublet SD-APO 125 mm f/7.8 . Lunt 80mm MT Ha Doublet Refractor .
EYEPIECES, Delos , Delite and 26mm Nagler t5 , 2 zoom Svbony 7-21 , Orion Premium Linear BinoViewer .
FILTERS, Nebustar 2 tele vue . Apm solar wedge . contrast booster 2 inches .
MOUNTS , cg-4 motorized , eq6 pro belt drive .

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I just received a call from the seller, I'm on the next send from skywatcher.
hope to receive it soon.
I also hope it will be of better quality than the first one I had a few years ago.
this advertising message was brought to you by .... lol.

here is what I said a few years ago on the same subject,
https://theskysearchers.com/viewtopic.php?t=14789
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REFRACTORS , TS-Optics Doublet SD-APO 125 mm f/7.8 . Lunt 80mm MT Ha Doublet Refractor .
EYEPIECES, Delos , Delite and 26mm Nagler t5 , 2 zoom Svbony 7-21 , Orion Premium Linear BinoViewer .
FILTERS, Nebustar 2 tele vue . Apm solar wedge . contrast booster 2 inches .
MOUNTS , cg-4 motorized , eq6 pro belt drive .

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Hopefully you have no issues with this one Jean-Yves.
Many years ago the EQ-5 Synta mounts were the workhorse mounts of the hobby.
Not exactly perfect but they did their job night after night.
Once manufacturers started on the bigger and better idea the electronics seem to have slowly performed worse.
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I just received the email I've been waiting for since May.
my MOUNT as arrives at the store in Montreal, finally.
I can't pick it up until next week because of my work, but I'm happy, that's the most important thing.
side note: I would have liked to become more familiar with a warmer temperature in the evening, but oh well.
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REFRACTORS , TS-Optics Doublet SD-APO 125 mm f/7.8 . Lunt 80mm MT Ha Doublet Refractor .
EYEPIECES, Delos , Delite and 26mm Nagler t5 , 2 zoom Svbony 7-21 , Orion Premium Linear BinoViewer .
FILTERS, Nebustar 2 tele vue . Apm solar wedge . contrast booster 2 inches .
MOUNTS , cg-4 motorized , eq6 pro belt drive .

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Very exciting Jean-Yves!!!
Jim

Scopes: Explore Scientific ED102 APO, Sharpstar 61 EDPH II APO, Samyang 135 F2 (still on the Nikon).
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro with Rowan Belt Mod
Stuff: ASI EAF Focus Motor (x2), ZWO OAG, ZWO 30 mm Guide Scope, ASI 220mm min, ASI 120mm mini, Stellarview 0.8 FR/FF, Sharpstar 0.8 FR/FF, Mele Overloock 3C.
Camera/Filters/Software: ASI 533 mc pro, ASI 120mm mini, ASI 220mm mini , IDAS LPS D-1, Optolong L-Enhance, ZWO UV/IR Cut, N.I.N.A., Green Swamp Server, PHD2, Adobe Photoshop CC, Pixinsight.
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messier 111 wrote: Mon Oct 09, 2023 10:56 pm I just received the email I've been waiting for since May.
my MOUNT as arrives at the store in Montreal, finally.
I can't pick it up until next week because of my work, but I'm happy, that's the most important thing.
side note: I would have liked to become more familiar with a warmer temperature in the evening, but oh well.
Fabulous Jean-Yves.

You must be very excited that it has finally arrived!
-Michael
Refractors: ES AR152 f/6.5 Achromat on Twilight II, Celestron 102mm XLT f/9.8 on Celestron Heavy Duty Alt Az mount, KOWA 90mm spotting scope
Binoculars: Celestron SkyMaster 15x70, Bushnell 10x50
Eyepieces: Various, GSO Superview, 9mm Plossl, Celestron 25mm Plossl
Camera: ZWO ASI 120
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helicon wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 12:28 pm
messier 111 wrote: Mon Oct 09, 2023 10:56 pm I just received the email I've been waiting for since May.
my MOUNT as arrives at the store in Montreal, finally.
I can't pick it up until next week because of my work, but I'm happy, that's the most important thing.
side note: I would have liked to become more familiar with a warmer temperature in the evening, but oh well.
Fabulous Jean-Yves.

You must be very excited that it has finally arrived!
I almost forgot that I ordered it , thx .
I LOVE REFRACTORS , :Astronomer1: :sprefac:

REFRACTORS , TS-Optics Doublet SD-APO 125 mm f/7.8 . Lunt 80mm MT Ha Doublet Refractor .
EYEPIECES, Delos , Delite and 26mm Nagler t5 , 2 zoom Svbony 7-21 , Orion Premium Linear BinoViewer .
FILTERS, Nebustar 2 tele vue . Apm solar wedge . contrast booster 2 inches .
MOUNTS , cg-4 motorized , eq6 pro belt drive .

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Juno16 wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 10:02 am Very exciting Jean-Yves!!!
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Yes, I can't wait to go get it. thx .
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REFRACTORS , TS-Optics Doublet SD-APO 125 mm f/7.8 . Lunt 80mm MT Ha Doublet Refractor .
EYEPIECES, Delos , Delite and 26mm Nagler t5 , 2 zoom Svbony 7-21 , Orion Premium Linear BinoViewer .
FILTERS, Nebustar 2 tele vue . Apm solar wedge . contrast booster 2 inches .
MOUNTS , cg-4 motorized , eq6 pro belt drive .

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messier 111 wrote: Mon Oct 09, 2023 10:56 pm I would have liked to become more familiar with a warmer temperature in the evening
Don't forget, you can practice your setup in the garage to get familiar before you go out into the cold to set it up for real.

Congrats on what promises to be a new fun adventure for you.

Cheers,
JT
∞ Primary Scopes: #1: Celestron CPC1100 #2: 8" f/7.5 Dob #3: CR150HD f/8 6" frac
∞ AP Scopes: #1: TPO 6" f/9 RC #2: ES 102 f/7 APO #3: ES 80mm f/6 APO
∞ G&G Scopes: #1: Meade 102mm f/7.8 #2: Bresser 102mm f/4.5
∞ Guide Scopes: 70 & 80mm fracs -- The El Cheapo Bros.
∞ Mounts: iOptron CEM70AG, SW EQ6R, Celestron AVX, SLT & GT (Alt-Az), Meade DS2000
∞ Cameras: #1: ZWO ASI294MC Pro #2: 662MC #3: 120MC, Canon T3i, Orion SSAG, WYZE Cam3
∞ Binos: 10X50,11X70,15X70, 25X100 ∞ AP Gear: ZWO EAF and mini EFW and the Optolong L-eXteme filter
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JayTee wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 9:56 pm
messier 111 wrote: Mon Oct 09, 2023 10:56 pm I would have liked to become more familiar with a warmer temperature in the evening
Don't forget, you can practice your setup in the garage to get familiar before you go out into the cold to set it up for real.

Congrats on what promises to be a new fun adventure for you.

Cheers,
thank you JT,
I don't have a garage but my basement is walk out so it's very easy to get in or out.
I'm going to practice there.
I just hope it goes better than the last one I had.
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REFRACTORS , TS-Optics Doublet SD-APO 125 mm f/7.8 . Lunt 80mm MT Ha Doublet Refractor .
EYEPIECES, Delos , Delite and 26mm Nagler t5 , 2 zoom Svbony 7-21 , Orion Premium Linear BinoViewer .
FILTERS, Nebustar 2 tele vue . Apm solar wedge . contrast booster 2 inches .
MOUNTS , cg-4 motorized , eq6 pro belt drive .

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messier 111 wrote: Mon Oct 09, 2023 10:56 pm I just received the email I've been waiting for since May.
my MOUNT as arrives at the store in Montreal, finally.
I can't pick it up until next week because of my work, but I'm happy, that's the most important thing.
side note: I would have liked to become more familiar with a warmer temperature in the evening, but oh well.

How exciting! You will love it, I'm sure. I can tell you, I was surprised how massive the equatorial head is (and heavier than I want it to be), but it is a wonderful mount!
Bruce

Refractors: Meade AR-5 127mm f/9.3, Meade ST-80 f/5 and Meade 60mm f/12, Jason 60mm f/15 #313, Jason 60mm f/12 #306 S7, Bushnell Sky Chief III 60mm f/15.
Reflectors/Catadioptrics: Meade 10" F/4 Schmidt-Newtonian, Galileo 120mm f/8.3 Newtonian, Meade 2045D 4" f/10 SCT, Meade ETX-90EC f/13.8 & Sarblue 60mm f/12.5 Maksutov-Cassegrains.
Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro & Meade LXD55 Equatorial mounts, ES Twilight II and Meade 2102 ALT/AZ mounts, a modified 10" SkyQuest Dobsonian mount, various 60mm EQ mounts.
Misc: Celestron 20x80mm binoculars, Revolution II Imager/accessories, & lots of optical accessories/eyepieces.
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tomorrow the big day has finally arrived, I'm going to get my mount in Montreal, yessss.
I LOVE REFRACTORS , :Astronomer1: :sprefac:

REFRACTORS , TS-Optics Doublet SD-APO 125 mm f/7.8 . Lunt 80mm MT Ha Doublet Refractor .
EYEPIECES, Delos , Delite and 26mm Nagler t5 , 2 zoom Svbony 7-21 , Orion Premium Linear BinoViewer .
FILTERS, Nebustar 2 tele vue . Apm solar wedge . contrast booster 2 inches .
MOUNTS , cg-4 motorized , eq6 pro belt drive .

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Nice Jean-Yves !! must have been too heavy for customs to mutilate !!
I hope Lunt gets your new build to you in reasonable time .
Solar scopes (Coronado Ha) 60mm double stack , 90mm double stack , 150mm single stack .
W/L scope Williams Optic Megrez 110mm / Lunt herschel wedge .
Night scope Celestron 9.25 XLT
Mounts HEQ6 , HEQ5 , Losmandy G8
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