My observing place is in my garden with a bortle 6 - 7 sky. If you observe from the city, unfortunately you must accept restrictions ;-)....a consolation,
I have good observing conditions in the zenith...
Celestron C14 and Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Since decades, the C14 is manufactured by Celestron. Meanwhile it has a very good reputation as a powerful big optical system. The Schmidt-Cassegrain has an aluminium tube,
therefore very compact and not too heavy. 14" aperture (356 mm) collect a lot of light, just right for high-resolution lucky imaging.
If you see very good astro photos made by a big SC system, you will find out that most of them has been made by a Celestron C14. It is also used in many observatories because this
high performance optical system is still compact and leaves enough space in a standard dome or shelter. The mount used is a Skywatcher EQ8 pro.
Starizona SCT Corrector IV - 0.63X Reducer and Skywatcher EAF
I use the Starizona SCT Corrector IV - 0.63X Reducer / Coma Corrector for astrophotography together with my C14. It is very well suitable for SC Telescopes - the focal ratio is improved to f/6.9.
The motorized focusing is done via ASCOM and the Skywatcher EAF - focuser.