I am in the early stages of planning a trip to New Zealand and probably Chile later on. I would like to take a small eq mount for imaging. The smallest eq I had was the AVX. Nice little mount. But you still need to take a tripod and counterweight. That it more trouble than I would want on a long trip. Doable but more weight and size than I would want to lug around.
I saw a Rainbow mount at Neaf. I believe it was the RST-10H. It was impressive but expensive. It can hold up to 30 lbs without counterweights, is very small and weighs only 7.5 lbs. It would need a tripod. I would be taking something like my WO Star71 so I wouldn't need a big 2" leg tripod.
Has anyone used this mount? If money weren't an object (it is, actually), would this be the ideal small travel mount?
I have an idea of getting a group together of like minded travelers that could share a mount like this. It would be easy to ship around to group members for trips. I would only use it for a week or two a year. Are there others that would be interested?