I'm trying to make the best use of the tripods & mounts I already own in order to put several smaller (70mm - 130mm) scopes in-service for the "KidZone" at our club's semi-annual public star parties.
In analyzing my options I keep coming back to, "This works out much better if I just upgrade my own primary scope's mount and pass along its current one."
So I'm in the market and the criteria are as follows...
Go-To (but allows manual movement w/o "unlocking" or losing alignment)
Payload: 20 lbs - 30 lbs (10kg -15kg)
Cost: <US$700 (yeah, I know this is the tough one at that payload)
Hand Controller: SynScan (I'm already familiar with the software. If there's a compelling argument for another, am willing to consider it.)