In my whole astrophotography career (which is really short), I’ve been using multiple guide scopes to guide. I finally decided to pull the trigger on an Off-Axis Guider (OAG). I recently purchased an Explore Scientific ED127 CF. This was an upgrade from the aluminum model. Purely from an aesthetic point of view, I did not want to have a white scope on top of my new shiny black carbon fiber scope. There is also the bonus of having a lighter setup as well.
I’m excited and nervous to set up something new and also to move away from a setup that has been working and been rock solid for me.
Now I’m looking forward to spending an endless amount of time getting the back focus between the OAG and the camera working correctly.
If you are interested in purchasing these items, here they are.