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Quote:Greetings everyone,One of the main reasons I chose a mak127 was because it seemed like the way to get the most aperture in the smallest package. The telescope, diagonal, finder, and a few EP's all fit inside a small padded bag. The SVP mount and tripod? Not so much. I'm looking for the smallest and lightest mount and tripod which will work with this telescope. Visual use only. Ideally, the mount and tripod will be as portable as the telescope itself. I'd like to be able to pack them into a suitcase for airline travel. Tracking or slow motion controls are required because of the narrow field of view on the telescope.Does anyone have any suggestions?
Quote:How much are you looking to spend?
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Greenfield, Indiana USA
Deforked 1979 Orange C8, WO 66mm APO, 80mm f/7 refractor, Sears 60mm refractor, 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
Quote:Contrary to a previous poster's remarks, the Manfrotto 410 geared head IS lightweight, at just 2.7lbs, yet, will support 11lbs. max weight. Geared over three axes of motion, I found tracking objects to be without issue. This head can be mounted to a wide variety of tripods, perhaps one suitable for your purposes.Of course, your financial limitation is your biggest foe in this quest.