This and the next summer I'll be living in a dark Bortle 2-3 place. I'm tight on money and I want to spend as little as possible, but still get high quality stuff.
Things I surely will buy (in the near future): Samyang 135mm and a small refractor (360-500mm focal lenght).
I will not upgrade to a Mak or a big newtonian. I'm not interested in imaging planets or galaxies.
I have a 14mm and 24-70mm lens and was planning to use it with the Star Adventurer this summer, but it is out of stock and really pricey. Also... most of the time I'll image from my backyard (don't really need the portability of SA). So should I just get the EQ5 pairing it up with a small camera with lens and next summer with a small telescope?
I also plan on autoguiding.
I see so many people say that you should get a HEQ5 or better, but I don't think I really need it. EQ5 seems enough, or am I wrong?