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Mounting guidescope when using dslr and camera lenses

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#1 Wellford

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 10:20 PM

I am trying to get into autoguiding. Most of my work is done with a dslr and camera lenses. My question is what is the best way to mount a guide scope with a dslr? One YouTube video advocated an L-bracket for the dslr which would have the guide scope to the side. I purchased one, but the weight of the guide scope puts a lot of torque on the camera/lens mounting bolt. Would a long dovetail plate with the camera at one end and the guide scope at the other work? I guess a side by side saddle plate would work, but they seem rather expensive.




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