Im still somewhat starting out with the 8SE scope + its alt/az mount. I have a few GEM's in mind in the future and an upgrade to an 11" edgehd at some point. I'm finding, as expected i guess, that when i'm doing CCD imaging, for instance on jupiter, for the duration of each 180 seconds i'm constantly manipulating the hand controller to keep it centered.
What is the best method to "automate" keeping it centered, ie: a GEM mount or would a guide camera be of any help with an Alt/Az mount in my case. IE: i want to keep doing longer overall sessions to get say half a rotation, but it can be very painstaking to get through a 2 hour set in this way.
Just looking for a few suggestions.
Thanks in advance