Quote:If you want traking, there are several small GEMs that would work for you that can cost less than a sturdy Alt-Az!!! I saw a brand new, in the box CG4 for sale here on CN for $200!!!!So you know the basic pros and cons of your choices already...What is it that you need the most from the mount. Light weight, or traking. In the end, that is the real choice, isn't it?We can't really tell you anything but what we prefer and you will get as many people saying to use Alt-Az as you get saying use a GEM.Or, get both.. LOL.