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#1 wxcloud

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 12:11 PM

So, got the rasa 8 outside once again last night (hopefully the data is decent) and it went together a little easier (some masking tape and rubber bands helped lol) and I'm able to get images. Still seem to have a little tilt I'm trying to figure out.

Anyway I haven't been guiding, I'm trying to figure out the best solution. I got the guide system(s) to pick from, it's just going about mounting them.

I think I'm going to want to use the zwo mini guide scope since it's got a small footprint and the camera is basically focused in it. It has the mini dovetail shoe on it and also a I believe quarter 20 thread, plus a small slot, but it looks like maybe flex could be an issue. I might be able to get the Celestron piggy back adapter for it, but looks like instead of just flex, I'd have swivel.

I also have the Orion deluxe 60mm 240mm (I think) guide scope that has a very non standard dovetail, I'm not even sure the mounting screws for the rings are standard.

I did pick up the extra rasa 8 top rail.

What's going on be the best solution for guiding this rig? Suggestions? Pics?


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