Initially I was under the impression that you could use a good Digital SLR with native camera lenses or connected to your telescope for astrophotography. Given that you need good exposures and stacking software, seems rather straight forward, albeit complex.
Then I've read (recently) that all
Then there are mono and or color
Then some sort tracking mount is also necessary.
I'm a "proof" of concept type of person. Meaning if I can get decent results with existing gear and or minimum investment, I have no issue investing in better equipment.
I currently have a old Nikon
I've had very good luck with moon shots, but have not attempted any other types of photos.
All that said, I'm not only confused but wondering what next steps might be to my proof of concept theory????
Seeking some guidance here.