So with the computer, do you really need a spotting scope on top, or what?
If we just want to look at stuff with our eyes / take pictures of it with the D200, can we get by with just the big scope?
And what model Celestron is yours?
You need the spotter to "get close" when browsing. Like when you see Saturn and need to fine tune it and might not have the computer stuff with you.
I have the C8, with 8 different oculars for everything from wide field to see nebulae to pretty tight field to differentiate rings of Saturn or moons of Jupiter.
Back in 1986-87, not sure right now which year, due to alignment you were able to walk the scope from Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus. Now, you could only see the last two by realizing they were reflecting instead of glowing but that has pretty much been the only time that has been possible at one time. I was at Kitt Peak for that star party.
Here is mine. See the difference in the mount. That is the only difference. It is oddly the only photo I could find of it. And it is "half" of a pic.
I will help you get the best spread of oculars [and they come in various price ranges] when it comes time.