Just wondered if it were possible to use a finderscope with diagonal for guiding. I dug out a brand new stellarview 9x50 with non removable diagonal. The eyepiece is removeable and it has a focuser. thanx.
finderscope with diagonal for guiding?
Posted 25 November 2020 - 01:31 PM
Maybe. Is there a way to focus it ?
Easy to test though.
Posted 25 November 2020 - 01:33 PM
If it will come to focus, it will work. The guiding software sorts out the axes and directions anyway.
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Posted 25 November 2020 - 05:42 PM
As has been said it depends if there is enough travel on the focuser to match your guide train.
You'd think that would be a said. But it doesn't always work out that way.
Posted 27 November 2020 - 06:54 AM
You probably CAN remove the diagonal (unscrew the whole piece showing dark in the picture) from the tube and attach a 2" helical focuser. I did this with my TS-Optics 80 mm finderscope.