What I would like to do is make another adaptor which allows me to use the scope as well as the camera - i.e. mounting the camera on the tube. In the picture below I have the 45 degree spotting scope attachment fitted to the other port but it severely limits elevation.
This new mount will add a little more weight ( even though I'll try to keep most of the weight over the pivot ) and I'm worried about it damaging the gears. Should I be concerned ?
How about if I switch to polar from alt\az ? would that make matters better or worse ?