Re: To guide or not, that is the question
On Tue, Jul 6, 2021 at 08:59 AM, Jeffc wrote:
A question for those of you more experienced with AE mounts...I don't think you are missing anything Jeff.
As others have said, it might depend on your focal length. I have been doing unguided imaging with the Mach2 for a year now at 400mm and 540mm focal length and I don't feel the need to use a guide scope any more for those focal lengths. I have seen what Roland has been able to do at longer focal lengths with the Mach2 for longer exposure times than I have been using. I am sure that the other AE enabled AP mounts would have similar or better performance.
This is a recent unguided example at 400mm focal length:
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