first of all, welcome to birdforum!
Do you have an eyepiece for the scope? If yes, do you get an easy to find point of best focus at 60x? You could also do a star test then and see if the glass is good.
Depending on how you digiscope, getting a good focus manually can take some practice and certainly needs help like focus peaking and a magnification function.
You said you have a remote trigger - that is a good idea. As for a tripod being overkill for a digiscoping setup - that is rarely the case.
But questions on how to get good images are best asked in the digiscoping forum - in here it's all about optics.