I've decided to jump into the world of guide cameras, in the case of the edge 11, off axis guide cameras, though i will do hyperstar, so i dont think there is any value there, but for f7 or f10 i would use the oag (or do you leave it attached during hyperstar to see phd2 data)?
From what i've researched, it appears the best bet is the celestron OAG + 174mm mini camera (though the 174 price is a bit steep at 499).
(At least i think it was the 174mm mini).
I'm trying to confirm the camera and any accessories that i might need (i read that maybe the 290mm mini for around $300 would work as well, but maybe the 174mm mini is really needed in my bortle5 light polluted skies, i think more guide stars would be visible with the larger 174 sensor).
I was thinking of maybe getting the oag off the classifieds, but i think it was mentioned there is something about newer ones that is better, but i'm unsure how to spot a newer from older?
I noticed some are using this adapter: (large sct adapter)
Since i'm still a newbie to this area, is this meant for a larger sensor guide camera or for situations where you have a larger sensor main camera?
Right now i have the asi294mc pro, but will likely get the asi1600mm in the future as well.
Are there any elements that i need to get to make this all connect properly?
Thanks in advance for any clarifications on this one.
edit: i guess a guide scope due to the wider field when doing hyperstar is still useful, so perhaps the oag 174mm mini camera in this case i could use for that with an st80 or similar guide scope for hyperstar (here for f7, maybe the 1.4lb 60mm zwo guide scope or maybe this slightly heavier 1.9lb svbony version), if not the 174mm mini maybe the 290mm mini with this setup (if dual setups/not changing cameras or possibly just the 120mm mini)
Edited by markm75c, 11 September 2019 - 04:52 PM.