I have a Nexstar Evolution 8HD scope, bought a few months back. Been playing around with simple astrophotography with it over the last few months, mostly planetary, and I've gotten the astophotography bug. Have been using a Canon EOS 250D, with good results.
Upgrading to a proper equatorial mount is not an option, but I do have the Celestron wedge for the scope - not ideal, but will have to do under the circumstance.
I'm looking at/wondering what my best options for autoguiding would be, as I'd not like to be constained to max 30 sec for subs. The plethora of options & advice are confusing - is it possible to use a guide scope and camera to autoguide with this scope, given its focal length (such as the Orion StarShoot AutoGuider and 60mm guide scope combo) or is the only option to use an off axis guider (such as the Celestron Deluxe) with a mono camera for autoguiding? My worry is the small FOV with an OAG, and the lack of sensitivity in such a small field would make it hard to find guide stars. Also, I read that you can't use the focal reducer for the Edge 8HD with the Celestron Deluxe OAG due to lack of back focus spacing...
It's not the most optimum set up, but looking for something that would maximise what I can do, without breaking the bank (i.e. as cheap as possible!!).
Edited by qprmeteor, 22 October 2020 - 04:40 PM.