Quote:If you're looking for an alt-az, you might have luck with a Tak Teegul. Not too large and can be packed in a suitcase. I use mine with a 105mm, lb. refractor, mounted on a Gitzo carbon fiber tripod that can also be packed in a suitcase and checked in. Jim
TSA 120 / Starstructure 14.5" f/4.42 with Terry Ostahowski's All Quartz Optics
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Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Quote:Thanks a lot everyone, I really like all options, the Tak having the benefit of tracking, but at a much higher price tag. The DSV and the AYO have a lot of appeal too, especially because they are so affordable. Of course, they have tracking options, which brings them close to the price range of the Teegul. So, now I have to decide tracking or non-tracking.Also, is there any tracking equatorial that would be fit for travel?Clear skies,