Despite having been an avid reader of Astronomy magazine since 1980 and owning a C8 for visual astronomy, I have never taken the plunge into astrophotography.
I am thinking about starting with an EAA setup.
My ideal would be a scope that is very easy to level, polar align, and setup. And then run the cables into the house from the backyard (or better yet use WiFi) so I can sit at my cozy table in the dining room and get great images of Nebula and Galaxies.
I am not too budget conscious, but I do not plan on being an expert. End of the day, this is a distraction/hobby to produce some images of the universe and see if the kids will want to help out once in a while.
I have noticed in the galleries here that a wide range of equipment seems to produce decent results.
I was thinking about the Meade LX85 70mm Quadruplet APO Astrograph (F/5) at about $1700 with a ZWO ASI183MC Pro Cooled Color Astronomy Camera ($800).
Is this a reasonable setup for $2500? I know there will be other expenses, so I don't see that as the full price, but maybe I could do much better for a little more money, etc. For example, the iOptron Versa 30 looks interesting for $2400.