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Autoguiding or FF/FR, what would you do?

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Hi all

After a long summer here in Finland it's finally getting dark again and I'm about to spend some money on new equipment (who would have thought, right?). At the moment I have the budget for either an autoguiding setup or a field flattener/reducer. I'm having a hard time deciding which one would benefit me more at the moment.

My current setup is:

Eq6 pro mount, Skywatcher evostar 80d and Canon 600d dslr (and a nikon d750, which I haven't used yet). DSOs are my main target. I do have a laptop and a power supply I can use. 

I was thinking about getting the ZWO ASI 120mm mini for my 9x50 finder scope or the Skywatcher 0.85x reducer/flattener. 

I know i'll be getting them both when I can, but it may be a couple of weeks/months. So what would you guys do? TIA

Clear skies, 


Edited by Lehtojj
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Tricky one, what kind of length exposures have you been achieving up to now?  If its anything above 60 seconds I would be inclined to go for the reducer/flattener.

Edited by scitmon

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I've done 120s, but maybe realistically 90s subs without trailing. I'm at latitude 61 and because of the latitude bolts of eq6 I'm having trouble fine tuning my polar alignment. I need to loosen both bolts and adjust the latitude by hand. 


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