I am just starting with amateur astronomy. I did have a refractor in my teens but that was a long time ago. I just got an EQ6-R pro and ordered an Edge 8 months ago but I am not sure when it will arrive. I do have a very simple Orion 4.5" reflector which I am using with the EQ6-R and I am blown away by the mount so far. I think I got how to polar align but since I am not tracking anything, I am not sure how good/bad a job I am doing.
I would like to get an entry level camera for when my Edge arrives. I want to stay under $400 for the camera.I looked at the ZWO ASI290MM. Ideally I would be able to use it for both planetary and DSO. I do realize that no camera can be good at both but I was hoping this entry level camera would be good for planets and okay for DSO so I can learn with it. I wanted a mono and I am willing to but the extra $$ for the filter wheel but I am open to other ideas. I am planning to do most of my observing on my backyard (bortle 7). From your experience, what do you think is the best approach?