If you go to astromart, there's a chap in Port Orange, FL that has an Evolution mount, with a starsense for $950.
You could sell the starsense, if you want for about $200.
Note that using a cooled camera on an evolution, with a reducer will mean you'll probably need a diagonal that screws onto the reducer. Otherwise you hit the mount when chasing high altitude objects.
If your observation site is permanent, I'd think about getting a GEM. Better upside than an alt-az mount. But good ones aren't very "portable" regardless what the advertising says.
A C8, and short fl refractor allows you to cover about everything quite well from planets to large scale DSO.
Thanks! I'll check that out. I can use the Starsense on our SLT. I'd do that before selling it. Not permanent on the end of a pier in a lake, and I need to be able to move the kit in out of torrential thiunderstoms which happen here in FL
We also have 127mm Mak to cover higher magnification and a 224 to use with it.
Edited by SchoolMaster, 27 June 2021 - 02:37 PM.