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Newer Guide Train

Well I played around with the guide scope model long enough. The WO Petzval is a nice little scope, but I couldn't get the flexion out of the system (in time). I started playing with using a third guide ring on the focuser and had some success (this will work), but not until I had way too many frustrations.



I searched and searched for a good Off Axis Guider (OAG) and never found a good deal on one, plus I was scratching my head trying to figure out spacing and back focus, ad… Continue

Added by Bill R. on August 18, 2011 at 12:59pm — 1 Comment

New Guide Train

I bought a Meade DSI Pro mono and a William Optics 66mm Petzval scope along with some 90mm Losmandy guide scope rings all off of A-Mart. I've reduced the size and weight of my rig and my first test run of the guide train last Sunday/Monday was very successful, I think. The wind was so strong that I had bad star shapes and the PHD graph looked like my EKG the last time my wife said "I'm pregnant". Need more clear skies for testing!

Added by Bill R. on May 31, 2011 at 7:44pm — No Comments

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