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Has anyone been successful at autoguiding a Celestron NexStar Evolution SCT? It doesn't seem to have an autoguiding connection on the mount. Some articles mention a way to do this through a PC, but fail to go into further detail.

I'm aware that a wedge is needed for this, I just can't seem to find anyone that actually did autoguiding on this type of scope...

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Found this on cloudy nights ...

Seems doable

'have an Evolution and you can autoguide them via ascom with the normal computer connection - and it should even work wirelessly.

But almost all autoguide software would need to use PulseGuide commands - and those are only enabled by ascom when the mount is on a wedge and in equatorial tracking mode - rather than alt-azimuth.

So yes - effectively you do need a wedge to autoguide, but you don't need a special guiding port. You just need computer control of the mount via ascom.'

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