I bought a Firstscope a couple of weeks ago to decide if it would have the same appeal that it did 20 years ago. I already knew the answer, but in order for my wife to allow me to spend the money, it was a compromise that I knew I’d be grateful for; but the pictures I’ve seen posted on here are amazing. More than that, many of them are just straight up inspiring! The Firstscope is pretty much what I was expecting and even a little more, but the photos posted are beautiful.
Real simple questions though
How does deep space astronomy work different than planetary?
As I buy lenses, eyepieces, etc. will they adapt to other telescopes I buy later?
Should I go ahead and buy a Barlow lens now, or with another telescope in the future.