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hi there,

I am slowly learn about eqmod and looking to use a guide scope i have a sw 200pds on a heq5 mount and was wondering if i could turn my meade ds2070 refractor into a guide scope? and do you think it would do the job?

The scope has a 70mm apature and a fl or 1000mm F10 so should i leave the scope as is or could i shorten it?

All help appreciated cheers dazz

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That focal length may be a bit long - making guiding difficult. Do you have a finder scope eg 10x 50mm or similar - they make useable guide scopes even with a webcam. This post:

http://stargazerslounge.com/imaging-image-processing-help-techniques/136993-calibrating-phd-qhy5-50mm-finder.html

contains some trials and tribulations!!

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