I use the OTA from my 6SE on a manual AltAz mount for star hopping. I want a lightweight setup but with 6” aperture. I often need to ride on a bus or other public transport to a dark site and so I need to put the OTA and accessories in a backpack and carry the tripod by hand.
I have bought a Vixen Porta mount and adapted it to suit my purpose.
First the base of the Porta is changed for use with a medium sized photo tripod. For this I use a few of my tripods (20-year old Gitzo 1415 aluminum/Feisol 3471 carbon fiber/Manfrotto 071).
K W TONG
C8+CG5 GT, TSA102+HEQ5 PRO, MK67+Voyager, NexStar 6SE, C5+Mizar K, WO ZS80FD+Kenko NES, Megrez 72FD+Kenko KDS, Mini Borg 50, PST