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  1. Thanks Göran, I see that you have ZWO ASI cameras as well as the Lodestar for guiding. Since the Lodestar is not compatible with the ASIAIR PRO what do you use with it instead? Cheers Steve
  2. Thanks Olly. I appreciate your well informed and detailed response. OAG it is then. That helps a lot. I have an unmodded Nikon D5300. I also have a TSOptics f/6.3 Focal Reducer/Field Flattener. All of this is an upgrade from my C5 on a CG-5 GT mount which I have only used for observing and occasionally photographing the moon. It will be interesting to use the OAG and camera on both and compare the results.
  3. I have just got myself a Celestron C11-A XLT (CG-5) scope and a SkyWatcher EQ6-R PRO SynScan mount. I have an ASIAIR PRO and the ZWO ASI462MC planetary camera. I want to use my Nikon DSLR for deep sky photography. Now I’m looking at auto guide options. I’m thinking of getting a ZWO ASI290MM mini and am wondering if I should get a guidescope or an OAG? Which is better and why? I don’t have the Edge HD C11 so would the view on my scope be good enough for an OAG? If I go for a guidescope what would I need there? I’ve seen 50mm and 60mm scopes but some people have mounted huge guidescopes which would be way out of my budget. Would a smaller guide scope be up to the job? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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