Does anyone use their LX200 as a guide scope?
Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:06 AM
I have been using my AT72ED as my guide scope and imaging with my LX200GPS 8" though now I would like to get some wider fov shots so, I would like to use my AT72ED for imaging and use the LX200 for guiding. Will this work or will I run into guiding issues due to the focal length swap?
Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:23 PM
I am a big fan of off-axis guiding with a radial guider versus two scopes.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:21 AM
I use my 10" LX200GPS to guide my EON 80ED all the time. My stars are always pinpoint and round. I usually use a focal reducer to bring the f/10 down to f/6.3 so that I can pick up more stars and the stars are a little brighter for the guide camera.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:44 PM
Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:57 PM
I look forward to trying to guide with the lx200. This opens up more of a wider field of view for me. Thanks
Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:19 PM
Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:07 AM