@Tyler I don't really know much about astrophotography except that the picture above are 50 frames stacked. I used an app called DeepSkyStacker for that. When it comes to you telescope you mentioned i honestly can't really say much about it as I'm only familiar with dobsonian reflector telescopes and maksutovs.
Because of this my opinion might be a bit biased. If you wan't to get started into astronomy I would recommend you get a 6inch or even an 8 inch dobsonian telescope (if you have space) as this will not only limit you to photography, but enjoying the pure night sky through an eye piece. The focal length of these telescopes let you see deep sky objects like nebulas or galaxies providede there is little light polution. In addition, these telescopes are also very good for planetary observation. As for the price, a 6 inch dob would be around 250-300$ range compared to other more expensive photographic objectives. Once you have started to get familiar with this telescope you can purchase a mount and simply attatch a DSLR or if u want a digital small camera that hooks to your computer. This is important as when taking images the scope must be perfectly still.
No matter what device you buy you will need some sort of tracking device if you are taking images with any sort of magnification and long exposure.
These are some images using a 8 and 6inch Dob telescope (some images are stacked):
Basically I would recommend you get a 8inch Dobsonian Reflector to get the most use out of your money.