Just getting into Astronomy and AstroPhotography. I'm a photographer so I have a bunch of Nikon bodys and lenses I want to use for astrophotography. I was initially looking at the Celestron AVX but heard some not so great things about it so I decided to go the cheaper/mobile route for my first rig. The iOptron SkyGuider Pro. Just so I can dip my toes into the AP world. Very excited to get it and try it out. I've seen great results from people using that mount.
I'm now curious just looking down the road as a next upgrade that I can get use lenses or a newt/refractor on. I'm interested in the Sky Watcher AZ-EQ5 ToGo. Looks like it can hold a decent weight and has PPEC which I know is good for long exposure photography. I know I probably can't go very big with a newt since they are pretty heavy but it looks like a good option for variable optic platform. Plus it's not absurdly expensive, which makes it doable for me.
I know this hobby is a money pit but I'd like to get some thoughts on my mount choice for what I'm trying to do. I really don't want to drop $1,300 in the future on a mount I can't use with various Optics or I may grow out of quickly. I also know gear choice depends on what kind of AP I want to do but I'd like to be able to do wide and deep space AP.
So since I'm a noob to all this I'd love some input from the ladies and gents of the community. This seems to be a wealth of knowledge here on this forum.