I'm looking for a tripod and German equatorial mount to go along with my Tak FS128. Would be nice if it were Takahashi products too.
I wonder if Tak wooden tripod and EM-11 mount would do the trick. I have some reservations though.
Max loading capacity of EM-11 is 9 kg, according to Takahashi official site. Tak FS128 itself weights 7,5 kg + binoviewers + Tak clamshell + Tak 11x70 finderscope = near or over the limit. Is it going to affect the funcionality of EM-11?
Another thing is that according to Takahashi official site in USA, it's "designed for use in latitudes between 20 and 50 degrees". I live at 59 degrees north. Once again, is it going to affect the funcionality of EM-11?
Would it be a significant difference if I went for EM-200 (which is obviously more expensive)? EM-200 HL is supposed to go well along with higher latitudes, so that's a plus.
Are there any other smart options out there?