Greg, I'd love to know what gear was used to create those images on that website. Some of them are very impressive. http://www.totallygraphic.smugmug.com/
For example, what else besides the Tele Vue NP127is, DSLR, and that mount? Maybe Polemaster? Other gear? Your rig looks like it might exceed $10k, no?
Thank you Brainebula! There are 2 astrophotography galleries. One with images created with the Fornax LTII along with static tripods, and with my Canon camera's and lense's.
The 2nd gallery are images created using the iOptron mount and TV telescope, and with the Canon camera's. I have just started using a ZWO 533mc Pro
When I started astrophotography, I decided to invest $1,000 into it to see if I would enjoy it. I already had a tripod, camera's and lenses. After purchasing the LTII and machine head and a few other accessories, by budget came in at $990! After becoming hooked, I upgraded to a polemaster Polar Scope because kneeling on the ground trying to get the PS lined up was not kind to my aging body. I eventually purchased a surveyors tripod from Home Depot for $75.00 for better stability.
So the LTII rig right now has about $1300 invested in it. The "big rig" is another story. That rig does exceed $10,000.
That being said, you can find a used or refurbished DSLR in the neighborhood of $250. Then you would have access to many different lenses as well.
Here is the LTII rig: