I use an Orion 8" Newtonian on a Celestron CG5 ASGT Equatorial mount.
I use all Celestron Eyepieces.
I use a TouCam Pro 840 webcam for imaging. The software I use is as follows:-
The Camera Itself:
How to make a TouCam do Long Exposure stuff (not for the faint hearted or people with 10 thumbs). I have done these modifications and can describe how to do it without lifting legs on expensive delicate chips.
The modifications are copyrighted by Steve Chambers:-
Best driver controller for TouCam Pro type Cameras - WcCtrl V 1.2.20
The Telescope Mount Itself:
I use a combination of other telescope control software:-
For the Celestron people (I am one of those)
Check out Micheal Swanson's Site http://www.NexStarSite.com for all the best a Celestron GoTo can do, or not do as the more usual answer.
For those of you who like Meade - a great one is Paul Rodman's AstroPlanner at http://www.ilangainc.com/
For Image Acquisition:
some great image acquisition programs:
Vega - http://www.planet.uk.com/qc/vega_1_2_2.htm (Broken at the moment, but Colin is working on it)
Desire - http://www.pmdo.com/wdesire.htm
K3CCD - http://www.pk3.org/K3CCDTools/
For Image Tweaking and So On:
Merging of small pictures into one very large one (for example, my camera will only take pictures of the moon that cover about 10 arcminutes)
To stack many pictures on top of each other, and to turn .avi movies into something useful
Registax (Cor Berrevoets)
And final processing with JASC PaintShop Pro
Most of this software is freeware or shareware. Clear Skies and Happy Computing