I am looking for some advice on what is the best approach to learn AP for someone who has zero experience with it. My goal is to learn the basics and take some okay photos as I learn. I am not expecting anything amazing, just looking forward to enjoying the journey. My question is what DSOs would be the best ones to start with given my lack of experience?
In terms of equipment I had purchased months ago the EQ6-R and placed an order for an Edge8. I got the mount right away but Celestron was not delivering anything.Afetr waiting for six months I gave up on the Edge8 and decided to split what I would spend on it on a Sky Watcher 10" Dobs just for visual and get a small entry level refractor and camera to get started on AP. I just purchased an AT72EDii and a ZWO120MC-S, I expect them to arrive this weekend just in time to the scheduled rainy week.
I also wonder if I have all I need. Besides the equipment I listed above, is there anything else that is essential? Does the camera attachs directly where the EP would go on the refractor or I need some extension to attain focus? I will be doing most of my imaging in my backyard (Bortle 7).