I have a while doing astrophoto with a DSLR and a IOptron Skytracker, and I'm looking to advance in astrophotography. The problem is that I live in Canada, Montreal to be exact. The weather here is very awful: is unstable and it is cloudy almost all the time. Given that, buying a expensive mount/tripod and telescope will be a waste of money. That's why I'm looking for a good mount/tripod that I can carry on a plane (if that kind of thing exists) so I can go out of Canada a do astrophoto anywhere else once or twice at year ( like Arizona or New Mexico ).
I asked to a friend to recommend me a entry level mount to do serious astrophoto with a refractor telescope, then he recommended me the Celestron AVX.
The AVX it is a very nice mount, but it is heavy and its not the kind of thing I can carry in a airplane.
I actually did a research and Explore Scientific has a nice APO carbon fiber low-weight refractor.
The question is: Can someone recommend me a good portable low-weight german equatorial mount-tripod that can supports a refractor telescope to do astrophography ?