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Recently I bought an used HEQ5 mount. My idea is to use this mount when travel by my car to dark places. Much less weight compare to my EQ6 pro mount. When I'm using my 300 mm lens I don't need the stability of the EQ6, and the HEQ5 mount has about the same precision.
I bought this mount used and the earlier owner has already installed a belt drive, that save me a lot of time. The weight of the HEQ5 mount with one 5 kilos balance weight is about 19 kg. The EQ6 mount is at least 5 kilo more heavier. The tripod can be replaced with something lower because I don't use it for visual observations.
There are some problem to solve:
I also plan to control this mount with a Raspberry Pi4 one chip computer. That saves a lot of power and then the need for a heavy battery is reduced.
There are more to do but I start with this so I can start use the mount.