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Old 08-05-2009, 07:00 PM
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Astrobserver99 (Rob)
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Red face A Suitable Guidescope


I am setting up an autoguider on a 8" SCT and Newt. I have some existing equipment that I would like to use. These are:

Orion Starshoot Autoguider
9x50 Spotting Scope
60mm f/10? Saxon Refractor

My thoughts are to use the 9x50 spotting scope as it is a compact size. Will I get sufficient magnification for guiding?

Would I be better using the 60mm f/10 refractor? This might be rather ungainly on a SCT.
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