Getting the Orion SkyView Pro 8" Equatorial Reflector Telescope and wondering if anyone has any experience with this EQ mount. Getting it for myself and my son but looking at potentially using it as a beginner into astrophotography for my wife.
She has a passion for photography (son has a small intrest) so I'm trying to share my passion of astronomy. Hidden agenda as well is, it never hurts to have the understanding and backing of House Hold 6 when you want to buy a new tube and don't have to beg. I figured what better way than adding her passion to mine, that way she can experience it in her own way.
I have plenty of experience and super comfortable with the manual control of an EQ mount which I personally enjoy (ADD) so I have never gotten into wanting to upgrade like this. The couple mounts I have are not able to accept anything like this and my son has asked me as well to entertain the idea of "getting with the times" and upgrading eventually.
I will go with the GoTo upgrade kit for the kiddo eventually but unsure what the photography potential is or where to begin when considering this mount.
I already know I should just stay away from Astrophotography but its for the wife and kid, so I'm willing to invest in this and learn something new. Who knows I might enjoy it too.
If anyone has any advice, tips or reviews it will go a long way because I have no idea what I am about to get into.
Edited by ninja11b2b, 16 January 2022 - 12:48 PM.