I could use a little advice and info specifically regarding a Mach1GTO CP3. I currently use a Losmandy G11 that I have had for about 6 years. It has been a great mount, not without the common issues but I have it tuned very well. However I have long lusted after an AP mount, and as the Mach1 is the only one that could potentially fit in my budget I am considering buying one.
One thing I love about the G11 is that it “just works” with SGP. Seriously, everything from plate solving to auto meridian flips etc work smoothly and perfectly with SGP.
So my question is, are there any drawbacks, issues or problems with using a Mach1 (and associated ascom driver) with SGP? I want it to be able to “just work” with SGP in the same way the G11 does.
Also, if anyone has used both of these mounts I would really appreciate hearing from you. The instrument rating of the G11 is 60lbs, while the Mach1 is 45lbs. However I have also read that the “imaging weight” of a G11 is less than the published capacity, while the rated weight of the Mach1 is accurate for imaging.
Again, any advice will be much appreciated.