I will be travelling in SEA for the next 2 years, and won't have the luxury of hauling along my visual kit, so I am seriously considering getting into astrophotography. I have been looking at small, lightweight mounts that I can transport in a backpack or small motorcycle saddlebag. The Skywatcher Star Adventurer line seemed sort of logical, as I already own an ES72.
I'd love to get the new SA GTi, but it's not likely to happen prior to me departing the US, and I suspect will be difficult to find in Vietnam, the Philippines, and Malaysia. On the other hand, I have a line on a gently used SA 2i Pro for a great price.
Where I get confused is with the use of an ASIAir module and a single-axis star tracker like the Star adventurer 2i. Are the major features of the ASIAir wasted on that star tracker?
The good news is, I have the time and interest in expanding my hobby to include astrophotography, but need kit as portable as possible, and purchasable in the next few months.
Any and all input would be greatly appreciated.