Hello All! I am getting back into amateur astronomy after about a decade and I am interested in dabbling in astrophotography. I have settled on purchasing an Orion Atlas EQ-G for my mount but I'm having a hard time deciding on my scope. I have narrowed it down to the AT80EDT and the Meade 70mm astrograph. I have heard a lot of good things about the AT80EDT through my research but the Meade is tempting to me because I would not need to use a reducer/flattener with it. I plan on photographing with a DSLR for now and will probably upgrade to a dedicated system in the future.
Current prices for each:
AT80EDT- $749 + $150 (reducer) = $900
Meade 70mm Quad- $999
Any and all thoughts would be greatly appreciated!