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At dark skies, in the pricerange you defined, any OTA mentioned will do a great job.
You need to include a mount, around 3 eyepieces and some adapters in the package to get you ready to observe and take pictures with your DSLR.
Visual astronomy leads to a different set of important do’s and don’ts than astrophotography.
I consider myself a visual astronomer.
Visual astronomy also comes in a range of most observed and/or enjoyed objects to observe. Sun, moon, planets, double stars, open clusters, Milky Way, bright nebulae, diffuse nebulae, galaxies or comets to name a few. And we all have our personal favorites.
But of course I take pictures of a lunar or solar eclipse and the occasional deep sky or comet shot. I guess a few hundred every year.
In the aperture class you are considering, I use refractors, both on a driven german equatorial mount and on an alt-az mount. All of high quality. I’ve founf The best is always a bargain (in the end).
Wide field starfields or large elusive nebulae do better with a flat-field short f.l. scope. Moon, planets, tight doubles and small deep sky objects are better ton study with a long f.l. scope. A bit of everything? A medium f.l. will do it all quite well. A similar anolgy can be made for photographic uses, although for high power images of the planets, big (8”+) aperture and long f.l. on a superb mount works best in this digital age.
Similarly, 3” provides top portability and widest fields in the case of an FSQ-85, 4” offers a wide choice of different scopes, both widefield and highest-power optimized. A good 5” shows the most, but can be much more of a burden to cary and mount.
Same for a mount. Some types of observing work well with a stable, yet relatively lightweight alt-az mount. But hours of very high power observing or astro-photography require a good driven mount, bringing the package in a whole new weight and bulk class. Thus requiring much more time and effort to set-up, unless you mount it permanently in an observatory.
So get your personal observing priorities straight. Then zoom in on which compromises create the best observing/imaging package for your use. Given the budget and scopes already mentioned, it is much easier to choose right than wrong.