[Chaos-l] Guide Scopes and Such
robertnielsen at nc.rr.com
Fri Mar 23 09:49:43 EDT 2007
A question for all the experts in the club (I readily admit I am not one):
I just saw a picture of a setup from a guy who is doing simple
astrophotography with the Meade DSI. He bought a "cheap" (roughly
$75-$100 refractor ... from Meade ... one of the ones that Jon and
John and everyone else don't buy at the mall) mounted it on his
bigger scope and used it as a guide scope. What does everyone
think? Seems like a good idea to me (since you really aren't
working for optical clarity ... and everyone said the mall refractors
aren't bad optically ... it's the mount that sucked).
Of course, I would love to have one of the TMB wide-field refractors,
so I could switch and use it for astrophotography as well. Just
can't afford it yet. If I get mounting rings (which yes, I realize
might cost more than the guide scope), I should be able to use those
later as well.
It's just a thought. What does everyone else think?
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