I think it might be a rebranded gso- but maybe the skywatcher 200p explorer has a better tube-I don't know for sure-but maybe yes-If you want to image then maybe you should go for the skywatcher-maybe even get a skywatcher quattro f4-I believe the 200p explorer is f5. To keep to excessive (as per your terms) tube flexure or POSSIBLY flexure in the imaging train(cameras, filter wheels, possibly OAG, coma corrector, etc)at bay*, then you might want to go for a carbon fiber tube telescope and a replace the focuser with a more rigid one if you want-But then some 'premium' newtonians(newts) already have good ones. Its not likely you will regret getting a telescope with a carbon fiber tube and a good focuser. A carbon fiber newtonian-(TS Photon 8" F4)-
I don't know much-you can ask other people around here for more information-Also, the statements I made might be incorrect-Maybe other people here can clarify
DISCLAIMER-I am not saying that you SHOULD buy anything in this entire post-I am just suggesting some items
*I think some flexure in the OTA(Optical Tube Assembly) and imaging train will still be present if you implement upgrades-but it might possibly be worth it-its very likely you'll be satisfied with Carbon Fiber tube newtonian and a good focuser-No, I don't think its necessary to get a MoonLite focuser right away if you are starting astrophotography.
For visual-You might want a Dobsonian(Dob)-But you might get interested in astrophotography in the future-So then you might consider gettting an OTA like I said and hitching it on (if you want to-better than Alt-Az(Altitude Azimuth) mounts for two reasons-Alt Az mounts usually move in two axes(plural of axis) and because of field rotation) a GEM(German Equatorial Mount).
Edited by Ayaan Hashim, 26 July 2021 - 07:59 AM.