Thank you for such quick response. I wanted to follow up a bit on the same items. Does your mount have a large lag time between sending a signal to servos and action? (this would be my main concern in general application for computer vision). Golang is an excellent language to tackle these sorts of problems in efficiently, take a look GoCV GitHub repo and the examples they provide for tracking object recognition etc.
Regarding what I called “speed booster”, I was referring to focal reducers - to for instance go way below F1.4 without spending arm-and-a-leg for a very expensive F0.90 lens. Theoretically, this can be done with a bunch of cheap lenses and with smaller sensor - as long as they are paired correctly. There is an excellent write up by skyandtelescope if you google “of-pixel-size-and-focal-reducers” (can’t post links as the bot will remove my post).
Agree with you regarding image intensifiers - these are basically night vision tubes repurposed for astronomy, they are way too expensive for modest hobbyists. I’ve seen people use these at star parties to reduce the need for even bigger dobsonians, with amazing detailed and largely noiseless in-eyepiece/camera viewing. Way out of reach for me, but was curious if you’ve seen that application.
And one last thing, have you looked into modifying your camera to cool it yourself?