I'm not ready to buy yet, but I want a small, compact refractor and mount that I can easily travel with. Perhaps an AT72EDII or the equivalent Skywatcher.
I can't count the number of times I've been away from home and said "I wish I had my telescope". But lugging around a big, sturdy Alt-Az or equatorial mount is not an option. Will the AT72EDII work well with a lightweight camera tripod, or does it need something sturdier?
Or, should I set my sights to a smaller scope like an AT60ED?
Any recommendations for a lightweight, portable tripod?