Hi, I'm looking at adding an autoguider to my current imaging setup. I'm a complete beginner when it comes to autoguiding, and just wondering if purchasing the following two items would be a good first step and will get me some good results? My budget is £300-£400.
- Orion Deluxe Mini 50mm Guide Scope with Helical Focuser
- ZWO ASI 120MM Mini USB 2.0 Mono Camera
I was also thinking about the Sky-Watcher EvoGuide 50ED Guidescope, but I'm not entirely sure its worth its £159 price tag, when the Orion Deluxe Mini is only £96.99. Can anyone share their experiences with either of these guide scopes?
I'm looking to get much longer exposures out of my current setup, which is as follows:
- Sky-Watcher Explorer 150P-DS (f/5 - 750mm focal length)
- Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO
- Nikon D3200
- Lynx Astro EQDIR USB for EQMOD and StellariumScope
Advise on the above, or any other autoguider recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I intend to start using PHD2, once I buy everything required for autoguiding.