|Average Rating (5 Reviews): |
Thursday, 12 July 2018 | Tony
This thing is fantastic. I was previously guiding with the Orion SSAG, and until it finally died and forced my hand, I was getting great results.
However, since upgrading to the mono Lodestar X2, Iíve been blown away. The sensitivity is truly excellent while the actual guiding quality left me speechless. I use PHD2 for guiding and have spent many, many nights staring at Ďthose red and blue linesí - I have never seen them as ĎFlatí as I have since upgrading.
Itís a joy to see everything working so perfectly and I honestly would recommend this product to anyone looking at guide cameras. Itís such an essential part of astrophotography, you wonít regret it!
Monday, 23 April 2018 | Marco
Nice good performing guidecamera. Package is lacking good documentation and or info on the website of the manufacturer. Initially it is not that obvious (still isn't) that, for example in my case (comb. Orion guidescope 60mm and PHD2), a binning of 2x2 is preferable/better option. Really hope it will make a difference while being combined with my 8'' SCT and OAG.
Friday, 30 March 2018 | Paul
Installation required reference to SX website, as suggested, then no problem installing. Camera working ok. SX software straightforward.
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 | David
I bought this camera specifically to use with an OVL Off-axis Guider on my 6" Ritchey-Chretien telescope. I am delighted with the performance of the Lodestar and have not had any issues finding suitable guide stars through the OAG, despite the relatively small field of view of the scope. The camera is very sensitive and has improved guiding significantly.
Sunday, 3 September 2017 | Vikrant
I have both old lodestar and new lodestar autoguider CCD. ICX829AL chip is much sensitive then older ICX429AL.