This is my first time (technically second) ever posting on CloudyNights forums. So, hello everybody!
I need advice. Recently, I saw an ad go up for a Celestron C8 orange tube, supposedly vintage (that's what I've heard, at least) and it's going for around 450 dollars, tripod included. As someone who owns a telescope with a GEM mount (my first telescope is an Orion Starblast ii 4.5 in.) I don't know what to do because it's a fork mount!! While I have nothing against fork mounts, I'm a bit scared to get it because I don't know anything about them and I am wanting to start astrophotography sometime in the future, and I heard fork mounts aren't good for that! I heard of de-forking before, but I'm not sure if this specific model is capable of it?
If there's any tips I could get, it would be really appreciated. Thank you [: