INCLUDED IN THE BOX
- miniGuideScope OTA
- miniGuideScope Mount
- CS to C extender
Convenient all-metal mini guide scope designed for use with the QHY5-II and other C/CS mount cameras.
Guide cameras with small pixels and high QE often don't need need large guide scopes. Their small pixels can detect guide errors with short focal lengths and the increased FOV makes finding a suitable guide star easier.
The 30mm doublet objective and 130mm focal length results in a fast f4.3 focal-ratio.
The rear C/CS thread enables direct coupling to a guide camera and a simple helical front focusing system provides fine focus adjustments. The focuser can be locked to maintain focus position.
The metal thumbscrews are nylon tipped so that they won't damage the finish on the lens barrel.
The base is shaped to fit a regular finderscope mounting shoe and has a 1/4" photo-thread underneath so it can be fitted to, say, a mini ball-&-socket tripod head.
See also our Mini Guide-scope Bundle.
Camera pictured not included but is available separately.
|Focal Length: ||130mm |
|Aperture: ||30mm |
|Focal Ratio: ||f/4.3 |
|Camera Interface: ||C/CS Mount |
|OTA Diameter: ||31.6mm |
|Focuser: ||Front focuser with digit mark and focus lock |
|Weight: ||120g |
|Focus Range: ||1.5m to Infinity |