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funkysandman

using a spare dslr with 400mm lens as autoguider

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Can a spare DSLR be used for autoguiding?  I have a spare 400D that I can put a 400mm lens on piggy backed to my scope...perhaps I can put it to work?

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I doubt it is possible. The 400D doesn't have a video output and in anycase I don't think it would work with a DSLR anyway.

ok, thanks

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DSLR's are not for guiding applications....

I use an ol' Zuiko 200mm telelens and an ATiK16 as an electronic finder on the C11 for spectroscopy.

Works very well for me.

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Can a spare DSLR be used for autoguiding?  I have a spare 400D that I can put a 400mm lens on piggy backed to my scope...perhaps I can put it to work?

This is not possible unless your guide software can download the images taken by the DSLR video function. Get a proper guide camera and save yourself a lot of hassle.

A.G

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