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ASI120MC-S (color) for guiding?

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#1 johnhudson922

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 09:45 AM

I don't have a guidescope at the moment, but i'd be looking to use it with PHD2 and something like this

 

https://www.telescop...ope/p/99607.uts


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#2 Dynan

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 09:53 AM

I had the same setup. It worked fine before I went to an OAG.



#3 ShortLobster

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 10:23 AM

I had same experience as Dynan, the 120mc was fine with a guide scope but did not see enough stars when I switched to OAG. 

 

Any reason why you are planning on a guide scope instead of OAG? I switched recently and find that OAG is significantly more reliable than guide scope. It can be tricky to get it positioned properly, particularly if you are using a reducer or flattener, but there are many good threads here on that topic. 


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#4 johnhudson922

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 11:01 AM

Thanks for the feedback. I guess I'm not familiar enough with OAG. Since I have the 120mc, I figure the cheapest thing for now to do (which is how I am approaching this) is to get a guide scope and start guiding from there. But I will look into OAG more. For OAG, what camera did you guys go with? 



#5 RandallK

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 11:34 AM

If it is the USB 3 model, I would consider it. Not only would it be good for guiding, but it is an excellent camera for planetary video imaging. I have had mine for over 4 years now. I use mine for planetary imaging only because I use my other planetary camera, a DMK21 mono CCD (Germany) now for my guiding camera.




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