Autoguiding

Why is it best to guide with a short scope?

Autoguiding is one of the most challenging tasks to master in astrophotography; nowadays, with digital cameras (CCD or CMOS), manual guiding makes no sense, as it is almost impossible to keep the required accuracy, even more with the ever-increasing exposure times everyone is using.

There are quite a lot of misconceptions regarding the ideal scope (and camera) for guiding; enlarging the focal length, sometimes even adding barlow lenses, is probably one of the most popular.


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