Not sure if this will add much, but it will help me in my own thought process. My hope is that it will open up the possibilities and issues for everyone.
I'm considering the Orion 10" Astrograph as well. Not sure if I want to go with the Newtonian or a 9.25" or 10" SCT such as the Celestron or Meade. Since I want to do both observation and astrophotography then I have to balance a lot of things. The 10" Orion, as I understand it, is excellent for the photo part, and it's cheaper. I can buy the Orion 10" Astrograph with the Atlas mount for around $2200, and with a budget of $3000 that would mean I could then add a COMA corrector ($250 - $300), a couple decent lenses for observation ($200 - $300), and still have a little money left over.
I appreciate any thoughts folks might have on these items:
COMA corrector -- (1) Baader Rowe Coma Corrector for $209, or (2) Explore Scientific's HR Variable Coma Corrector for $329.
Lens for observation -- (1) Orion Q70 2" eyepieces - 26mm, 32mm, and 38mm with 70* FOV at $289, or (2) an ultra wide FOV such as the Celestron 15mm Luminos Eyepiece - 1.25-Inch - with 82* FOV for $120.
Thanks for reading and for any insight you can provide.
Edited by doc_cj, 18 April 2021 - 02:19 PM.