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Geoffziggy

Guider scope.. Which One ??

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Hi Guys,     Im a new starman on here and looking for your help..  

I am using a camera and a long lens on a Sar Adventurer tracker,  I don't want to go to telescopes  (yet)

The camera is a Fuji XT-2  with the Fuji 100-400mm lens, a 1.4 tele converter (Fuji) is added,  with this set up I have had some excellent results

however, pushing out to my maximum focal length the tracking needs more accuracy (I feel),  so im looking for a guider scope to help with my

set up.  but it needs to be small and light weight, so I don't max out the weight limit on the Adventurer tracker.

 

What would you recommend …  most ive seen look big and heavy ?

Thanks,  G

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You can adapt any old finder scope (like 30mm or 50mm) to be your guide scope with such focal lengths - you just need adapter to mount guide camera it.

There is another thing that you can do, do you have old lens that is lightweight that you don't use for imaging - with appropriate adapter you can use old lens as a guide scope.

Depending on your weight requirements, here are some "smaller" choices:

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/zwo-accessories/zwo-mini-guide-scope.html

(adapted 30mm finder for that purpose - with threads and focuser that you will need)

Here is a bit bigger option (with added weight  - around 600g total):

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/zwo-accessories/zwo-finder-and-guider-scope.html

or this for example:

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/guide-scopes/william-optics-50mm-guidescope-with-125-rotolock.html

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6 hours ago, Geoffziggy said:

Hi Guys,     Im a new starman on here and looking for your help..  

I am using a camera and a long lens on a Sar Adventurer tracker,  I don't want to go to telescopes  (yet)

The camera is a Fuji XT-2  with the Fuji 100-400mm lens, a 1.4 tele converter (Fuji) is added,  with this set up I have had some excellent results

however, pushing out to my maximum focal length the tracking needs more accuracy (I feel),  so im looking for a guider scope to help with my

set up.  but it needs to be small and light weight, so I don't max out the weight limit on the Adventurer tracker.

 

What would you recommend …  most ive seen look big and heavy ?

Thanks,  G

One can "never" have enough Guide Scopes when it comes to astrophotography!....>

http://i.picasion.com/pic88/d5d676dd8717d169c789bab8f48ce682.gif

 

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