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QHY miniGuideScope Kit

QHY miniGuideScope Kit

Original price was: £119.00.Current price is: £109.00.

QHY miniGuideScope Kit – A lightweight Guide Scope for Most Guiders.

Guide cameras with small pixels don’t need big guide scopes! Small pixels detect guide errors with short focal lengths. With reduced focal length FOV is wider and you find guide stars easily. Now with metal dew shield and screws!
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The QHY miniGuideScope Kit – A lightweight Guide Scope Suitable for Most Guide Cameras.

Modern high QE guide cameras with small pixels simply don’t need a big guide scope! Small pixels detect guide errors using short focal lengths. When focal length is reduced, FOV becomes wider and you can find guide stars easily. The QHY miniGuideScope kit is based on this idea and contains a 130mm FL, 32mm diameter ultra small telescope operating at F4.3. You just rotate the focuser to focus, then lock for future use. The kit base fits standard finder shoes and can also be bolted to a tripod head. The OTA is securely held without marring.

Successfully tested with QHY5III200M & others (ZWO and Altair Astro clones will also work) as well as QHY5L-II Mono & QHY5III178M.
Thoughts on Auto-Guiding from Wilmslow Astro has a convenient calculator to determine the required guidescope focal length based on atmospheric conditions, pixel size and guide software centroid accuracy. The QHY camera pictured is an option, and not included.
miniGuideScope Specification
Focal length
F/ ratio
Camera Interface
C/CS mount
OTA diameter
31.6mm (Same AS QHY5-II series camera)
Front Focuser with scale and lock screw
Normal Price                             £119                                                     


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