Moving from a tabletop Dobsonian (refers to type of stand) like the Orion Starblast 4.5 to the same telescope on an equatorial mount with a tripod complicates things considerably. Set up time in the field will take a bit longer with the tripod, may be more comfortable to use, but not quite as stable.
If you really want to explore the night sky a telescope is the way to go, but you'll need to find room for the equipment.
Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector Telescope Kit (will learn what telescope tracting is)
Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope Max Kit (a little 2x2' table will work well with this)
Telescopes are ergonomically designed for looking at the night sky, spotting scopes and binoculars will put you in some neck straining positions that will get old very quickly and will not be particularly stable to look thru.
I have nothing to due with Orion, these telescopes just caught my eye as good beginner telescopes.
My first telescope book was "Night Watch" by Terence Dickinson, tells you everything you need to know about this hobby. as a beginner.