Hi all i wonder if you could help me with this query.
I have received a skytee 2 tripod and head for my SW120ED, it has a stripped ez gear that the seller is kindly arranging to send me as spare.
I do like the skytee 2 and i believe this issue was poor fitting at manufacturers where they fitted the slow motion worm gear without aligning the teeth with the az gear first. I dont see these teeth getting damaged any time soon.
Now, can i use the skytee 2 tripod with a EQ3 motorised goto head?
I believe the eq3 comes with a tripod that is flimsier than the skytee. So skytee base should provide more stability.
My intende use is visual mainly but i will consider buying a asi224mc to do some EAA. I don't see myself doing 30min tracking exposures, most likely 30seconds.
This all is to avoid having to buy a eq5 pro, which first of all not in stock anywhere and secondly would mean another tripod to store somewhere in the house.
I guess this combination im proposing gives me the possibility of keeping this setup sort of moveable for some countriside trips, not sure i would do it with eq5 pro as it is heavier.
I know it is a compromise, but isn't life!
Ideal scenario was return the skytee 2 and get the full eq5 pro. This means i dont get to use my brand new scope for 3 months.
Also, compromises comes with positivities too, i guess having a manual head that i swap on the tripod and use when im doing a quickie, and not fancing alignment/wires etc is not bad either.
If my wife sees 2 huge tripods in the house she will go nuts. Not sure how i got away with skytee 2 already..