I'm considering getting my first goto equatorial mount for astrophotography and I've heard a few people complain that the tripod is a little flimsy. I don't know if in the past it came with a flimsier tripod but I see on their website now that it comes with a tripod that has 1.75" diameter legs. Does anyone know if you can order it with 2" legs instead? Do you believe it's even necessary?
If it is at all relevant, I will be using either a 6" f/4 newtonian astrograph or a Celestron C6 on it. The reason I won't upgrade to the Atlas is weight. That mount head is way too heavy and cumbersome for me.