Possible Orion XT10 go-to upgrades?

I have a XT10 classic and have been wanting to do astrophotograpy and make it more approachable for when I gather my friends (set it up and just let them look). What are my options for somehow making it a go-to system or otherwise upgrading it? I’ve read people mentioning split ring mounts and eq platforms but don’t know much about them or how they would help. Not opposed to DIY solutions. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.