I'm a complete beginner looking to get into AP (mostly Milky Way landscapes and possibly DSO [nebulas/Andromeda]) and am currently starting with nothing. I've done preliminary research, but I was hoping someone might give some advice on the items I've chosen to go with. I'm not quite ready to commit to FF and I really like the portability of the sony a6xxx line.
Camera: Sony a6000 with Kit 16-55mm f3.5 and 55-210 f4.5
Wide Angle for Landscapes: Rokinon 12mm f2
Tripod: Benro Slim
Mount: iOptron SkyTracker Camera Mount or something else in the ~<$300 range.
Now I've seen others use the Rokinon and a6000 for landscapes. But for DSO, I realize the aperture of the 55-210 zoom lens is super slow and I haven't seen many use it for astro. With the EQ mount and dark enough skies, would I be able to make out things like Andromeda if I had a long enough exposure time/stacked a lot of images? I was planning on purchasing sony's built-in intervalometer app.
Also, are there any other necessary items that I would have to get to make these things work? TBH I've never even used a tripod before. Broadly, in my head, I was thinking that I take the ball mount off the Benro, stick the SkyTracker where the ball mount is, stick the ball mount on the sky tracker, stick the Sony with Lens on the ball mount, align to north star with the scope and bingo bango, but then again I may have completely misinterpreted how this all works.
Thanks in advance!