Total paralysis by analysis here. I have my ST80 on a Bogen 3001 with 3-way pan head 3029. I mean, it's workable but even M42 at 40x (10 mm) is a pain to track (can't imagine a planet). Zenith also not ergonomic.
I was toying with a Porta II head on a 6x6 wooden pier, but I can save like $40 if I go with the below.
What are the experts thoughts on these?
TS Optics geared head alt-az mount
TS AZT6 or DSV-M
I may possibly add a 102 mak at some point in the future. I feel that may dictate the slo mo controls...
Any help appreciated!