Hi, I'm new to astronomy and searching for a good telescope for viewing and astrophotography(DSO).
It's difficult to find a beginner telescope that's good for visual and photo. Visual requires larger diameters, but photo can be done with very small diameters (starting at 80mm) and short focal lengths. They need heavy and accurate motorized mounts, plus they cost a lost compared to bigger, purely visual scopes.
It's better to have a small motorized scope for imaging, and another large manual scope for picking up lots of light from the faint deep sky. Imaging scopes also need lots of light but instead of grabbing it at once with a large objective, they do long exposures so the small amount of light they collect piles up on the sensor for a long time, minutes or even hours.
Planetary photography doesn't take long exposures, which might make it look easier than deep-sky photo, but it requires very, very, long focal lentghs, which are difficult to master. Many newcomers assume they want to do astrophotography because they don't know how difficult and costly it gets compared to common daytime imaging.
Maybe it's better to put photography on hold until you know more about its challenges, and get a large, simple scope to start your exploration. It's impossible to go wrong with a dobsonian scope, it avoids the complication and cost of the equatorial mount.
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