I'm looking to purchase to a telescope to being my journey into the world of telescopes and astrophotography. While I am a total beginner I am looking for a telescope and camera setup that can take me towards being not much more than an intermediate level hobbyist/enthusiast. I want to take photos (and, potentially, videos) to share on social media, for educational purposes (I'm a primary school teacher), as well as printing out the odd one or two (regular photograph to A4/A3 size). I also want to be able to look at all that lovely stuff in the sky with my son (now 4) by having the planet/star/etc the telescope is pointing at being displayed on the computer screen.
After literally hours of research I've decided to go with the ZWO ASI224MC camera.
However, I'm not sure which telescope would best suit it (and if I would need a Barlow).
The two telescopes are from Celestron (https://www.celestro...wifi-telescopes)
a: NexStar Evolution 6; OR
b: NexStar Evolution 8 HD with StarSense
Having read here (https://www.cloudyni...to-zwo-asi-224/ ... second post) that the focal length would need to be right to make effective use of the camera I'm not sure which telescope I should buy.
There is a massive difference in price (around AU $2500 for the Evolution 6 and AU $4000 for the Evolution 8 HD with StarSense). I guess my questions are:
1. Which telescope would people recommend for the camera I am purchasing AND what I intend on using the setup for?; and
2. Do I need a barlow? If so - which of these would work/be best:
Thanks for all your help.
Edited by Darth Riker, 01 January 2020 - 06:05 PM.