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#1 Zoocrew

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Posted 23 January 2021 - 07:01 PM

Ok... I wanna start auto guiding. I have a unused laptop that I’m gonna load phd2 on.

I have a 8SE ota on a CGEM2 mount. I also run star sense. I don’t know how to mount the 60mm guide scope to my ota. Does the 8SE allow me to install a second rail? What tail do I need? What are my options since star sense is taking up the mounting location?

I’m looking at Orion 60mm pro kit.


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Posted 23 January 2021 - 07:34 PM

Your best bet with an SCT is an OAG. If you get a ZWO OAG and ASI 290MM-mini camera, that will cost you about the same if not less than the the 60mm pro kit *plus* a top dovetail, and will perform significantly better. 



#3 Zoocrew

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Posted 23 January 2021 - 08:44 PM

Your best bet with an SCT is an OAG. If you get a ZWO OAG and ASI 290MM-mini camera, that will cost you about the same if not less than the the 60mm pro kit *plus* a top dovetail, and will perform significantly better.


I was hoping for something that I could use double duty on my ioptron sky guider pro as well. I’ve read where the oag is best for the sct’s though. Maybe I need a oag & a good camera. Then I’ll just get a televue scope for the ioptron.

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