First a shoutout to davidparks for posting this and getting me interested, then kindly answering all my queries!
Been too lazy to setup my Celestron AVX and 6" RC and laptop for EAA, so I ended up with a Celestron C5 on the AZ GT1 in EQ configuration, tied to the ASIAir Pro, ZWO ASI533MCPro and a generic GSO 2" 0.50x reducer, with SkySafari connected with the scope and running in the background. The nice thing about the reducer is that you can change spacing and change focal lengths, plus flats fix any issues with field curvature nicely.
It took about 4 minutes to setup, including setting up my recliner chair and grabbing some coffee, 30 seconds to power up, a minute to focus, 2 minutes 15 seconds to polar align, 100 seconds to take darks, 10 seconds for flats and 10 seconds for bias and I was up and running. Rest of the evening was spent in a tranquil state on my chair, hopping from object to object. Stacks were between 10 (minimum) and 20 (maximum), Gain set at 300 and cooling at -5°C.
While I love traditional observing through some glass, I also love EAA for the additional wealth of information it provides and a great alternative to glass, both practices complementing each other. Excluding the camera which is a tad expensive, this setup is quite cheapish and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get maximum "juice" from a minimal and relatively inexpensive setup.
Location was by a dam and the "work" took place from 21:30 to 23:30 on Friday. Silly me, I did not charge my Celestron LiFePO4 (it was at about 60%), so I ran out of power tat 23:30, but I was about to pack in anyway. Lesson learned, as camera fan is a gas guzzler! Scope was running at about 920mm or so focal length, which puts me at roughly f7.25 and I have used it at home at shorter focal length by adding more spacing between camera and reducer.