I ordered this tripod https://www.bhphotov...tripod_for.html
for my skywatcher eq-6r mount. After reading a few reviews I pulled the trigger ugh. I probably should've read more...
I'm wondering if this tripod will be much better than the stock tripod? I wanted the look, and support. The metal tripod is an annoyance to me. I mean the whole mount and tripod is heavy, and I hate clanking it on a doorway going outside.
I also ordered this case https://www.bhphotov...ripod_case.html
and hope, but unsure if the tripod will fit?
This thing was expensive. I like the wood look. I read somewhere the skywatcher tripod is a weak link where they flex under loads and vibrations with bigger scopes while looking at planets could be a problem. The specs say it's rated at 264#, which I think would be okay for a 10" F4.7 newt. Hopefully better than the stock unit. I plan on using the newt visually with planets in mind (deepsky as well), but also want to try imaging planets. Just wanted some user opinions if this was a good "investment". I hope to keep the thing and it be worth something one day too corny as that may sound...Thanks in advance!