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I have recently moved from the UK to NZ and I am about to move into house on the side of hill which blocks and view of due south.

I have been recommended PHD2 for alignment assistance, although it seems I would need a guide scope for this?

According to what I’ve read, a guide scope focal length is usually a third of the telescope focal length.

In my case, I have a Mak 127 with a 1500mm focal length, however I do not want to image, just purely visual astronomy.

Will a smaller focal length guide scope be ok for this? 

Thanks in advance! 

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A guidescope helps guide the mount in between exposures - nothing to do with PA. I will second what @Franklin has said about not needing accurate PA for viewing.

Just give it a go and enjoy. 🙂 Dont buy more equipment at this point.

If you do find that you are finding it difficult to view then you can post here about the issues you are facing.

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