ZWO 60mm guide scope with ZWO 290MM?

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ZWO 60mm guide scope with ZWO 290MM?

Post by abillionnewstars » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:48 am

Hello,

Would the ZWO 60mm guide scope with ZWO 290MM work together for polar alignment? The scope has a 280mm focal length.

Thank you!

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Re: ZWO 60mm guide scope with ZWO 290MM?

Post by admin » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:53 pm

Hi,

You can enter the details of all of your hardware here – https://astronomy.tools/calculators/field_of_view/ – and the webpage will calculate the field of view that your camera has. Anything above or close to 1° by 1° should work absolutely fine. As you get down to half a degree by half a degree things may get less reliable (at those scales it's best to just try it out and see if it works well or not).

Hope this helps, Robin

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