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Old 01-04-2008, 11:15 AM
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Hi Cookie
I've found off axis guiders can work well with large scopes autoguiding with a guide camera but for manual guiding in small scopes its often very hard to find a guide star particularly away from the milky way.
It will be more expensive but buying a cheap small scope ( with solid focuser ) and rings mounted on top of your imaging scope.
This will also be heavy so you will need a sold mount but thats a good thing to have anyway good tracking will make manual guiding much easyer.
Have you tried photographing with good camera lenses ? its a great way to start.

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