After reading for a few weeks on astronomy and astrophography I need your help!
As the title says, I have a Sony RX10 IV camera (1 inch sensor, 24-600mm lens) and want to buy a telescope for observation with our children and ideally for some astrophotography with the RX camera. I have a budget around 800$ for the telescope, camera adapter, tripod and mount. We would like to take nice (not blurry dot) pictures of some deep space objects. Is it worth it or should we forget about astrophotography with this budget?
I think I need an Equatorial mount for long exposures, am I right?
Should I get a "kit" with a mount or a telescope with a separate mount? There is a finite number of "kits", so it is an attractive idea to prevent my brain from bursting from the number of choices and having to ensure compatibility.
As for the type of camera adapter, I searched a bit and found that I should not use an adapter that fixes on the filter thread in front of the camera because of its large weight. Is there a generic adapter that accepts large cameras? Most seem limited to small cameras... Any ideas?