Special guide scope compatible?

Using SharpCap's Polar Alignment feature
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Special guide scope compatible?

Post by StrStrck » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:34 pm

I'm looking at the AST LIGHTWEIGHT GUIDING KIT F3.5 for ASI cameras.
It has a true FOV of 2.9 x 3.8 degr., would it still work? I read an upper limit of about 2.5 degr. for your polar alignment feature.

Any help appreciated

Bjorn

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Re: Special guide scope compatible?

Post by admin » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:03 pm

Hi Bjorn, this should be fine - the other end of the scale (small field of view) is more of a problem. You could always use a smaller ROI to drop the FOV, but I don't think you will need to. There is a small loss of accuracy due to the reduced magnification, but again not enough to worry about - aligning to closer than 1 minute of arc isn't necessary.

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Re: Special guide scope compatible?

Post by StrStrck » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:53 pm

Thank you, Sir.

One wird looking guide scope in the mail :? :lol:

Have a good one!

Bjorn

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