Hi John, thanks for getting in touch.
Your setup looks impressive. I've never used a goto mount (just manual) so looking forward to trying it.
The app also is a good idea, I guess with that you don't need to use the handset anymore.
Like I said my mount is a Celestron Cg5 which I'm told is the same as a Eq5. So if I can get a goto upgrade for it it will be a lot cheaper than buying a new tripod/mount
I have read though that a goto on a Eq5 with a 8" scope might not give as smooth a tracking as a lighter scope, but I guess a lighter scope could be a future investment if it