I’m interested in either getting the Stellina, the eVscooe, or building my own EAA system out of parts. If I built my own, I’m thinking if the following;
Rasa8, iOptron az-pro (2” tripod), 294-cooled camera, light pollution filter, mini-computer, large capacity lithium battery, due heater controller and straps, ...
Building such a system will be well over $4000. Perhaps over $5000. It makes the $4000 Stellina not seem all that expensive (if it turns out to be nice).
A Rasa8 is 200mm aperture and Stellina is 80mm. At least the Unistellar is 114mm.
An az-pro vs whatever the Stellina is sitting on?
I can pretty much guarantee the camera on the Stellina won't compare to a Zwo ASI294.
Now, is the ease of operation of these scopes worth the massive upcharge? Well, I guess that is only judged by the owner.
I won't be believing any pictures they post on their websites. Considering how many department-store telescopes have HST images of Andromeda on them; its all marketing fluff. I will be more likely to believe a picture from a CN member that explains how they processed the image.
As far as youtube reviewers go, find out which ones of them received their product for free in return for a review. I might trust Astrobackyard, though.