Hello, I am slowly creeping back into the hobby after many years and am currently looking at eventually using an auto guider for AP when the moment comes. I currently have a Meade LX200, 10" aperture. It is the last version/iteration with the matte finish instead of the glossy OTA. I am looking for guide scope and guidescope set ups and suggestions for auto guiding. I recognize that off-axis guiding (OAG) is rightfully recommended and advocated by many due to the focal length of the LX 200 at 10" and other factors which make OAG better. However, for the time being I prefer to use a guide scope and would like "that" experience before moving on to OAG. I know in the past there have been suggestions of using refractors, apo, even Maks' (ETX 90 and 125). I was actually planning on using the stock finder but soon realized this may not be an option.
What would be some of the guidescope suggestions for a fork mounted (with or without wedge) LX200 10"? Any guidescope and/or camera suggestions would be greatly appreciated.