You can see my setup in the Sig line - While I enjoy scanning the stars I've found that my precious viewing time needs focus and so I'd like to buy one of the computer mounts that provide goto or other star-locating setups. Because of work life I haven't been able to put in the hours I thought to learn the night sky so I just kind of fumble around. I don't even know the right questions to ask because I'm unfamiliar with the available electronics - my first question is whether I can keep my Sky Watcher 100 and just get an electronic mount, or do I have to buy them as a package like all the Celestrons I see advertised? I'm open to adding a new telescope to go with my 10inch Dob and 100ED.
My priorities are: ease of use and reliability.
I won't do astro-photography
I'm open to buying a new scope or just a mount, budget 1000-2500
(I need a new mount anyway as I want more stability for higher powered viewing that the Porta II gives me)
looking basically for electronics that allow me to get acclimated in a few minutes without a lot of fuss
Also, appreciate any of the ins and outs of this stuff- do I need a robust battery? What to watch out for?