Looking for some fellow sky watcher input.
I have been pricing heavy duty tripods (I do need a new one) and an equatorial mount for the tripod. Turns out both of these combined looks to be around $1000.
The idea is to photograph deep space objects (DSOs).
Then the idea comes, what can i get for the same price for a telescope with an equatorial telescope then just use a T mount to add the DSLR for astrophotography.
I already have a 600mm lens on a crop body DSLR so it gets out to about 900mm focal at f6.3.
For context, this is one of my current projects. Star field time lapse.