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Old 08-08-2020, 09:30 PM
RyanJones
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Hi Peter,

I used a synguider with reasonable success for quite a while. They’re a handy, portable option to get you started. The chip itself is not super sensitive and the response is not super quick so my advice would be to get a reasonable sized guidescope with a slightly longer focal length. I used mine with an 80mm F/5 that you can get from Astroanarchy for $100. You’ll need a short extension or diagonal to get it to come to focus too. As far as the two mounts goes, your goto Dobsonian will suffer from field rotation so I wouldn’t bother with using that setup. The EQ6 has a good payload capacity so it will easily handle the weight of the larger guidescope.

Hope this helps

Ryan
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