When I first got started with astrophotography, I hadn’t realized how important auto-focusing and auto-guiding would be to making the most of limited time under clear skies and capturing quality data. In particular, I didn’t know how much of a challenge it would be to even get good polar alignment without a guide camera (as none of the alignment software I tried to use would even recognize my 800D as a valid input).
My primary telescope is the ED-102 Triplet with a 714MM focal length and f/7 ratio with an apochromatic design for very low chromatic abberation. I chose this scope as my entrypoint into astrophotography because I was looking for something with broad usability (wide variety of target options), relatively forgiving of less-than-perfect tracking and moderately portable. USB hub and Pegasus FocusCube AVX hand controller and Pegasus Powerbox