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Guide Scope WIlliam Optics 50mm with CCD

Tracy Perry

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I've been looking on the internet and haven't found an answer so figured I'd post it here.
With my new equipment I got one of the new William Optics 50mm guide scopes. The vendor specifically stated it was for use with CCD cameras and if I wanted to use it otherwise (as a finder) that I'd need to purchase some additional equipment, which I had no issue with as I had a CCD camera I was wanting to use.

The question that comes into play is this. Is there a certain back space or anything that you insert the camera to so that it can focus since it has no focus rings that I noticed. The CCD I am using with the guide scope is a ZWO ASI290mm mini.
 

Tracy Perry

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Well, I really wanted to work a little more with PHD2 tonight but with our light pollution already high a small item inteferred with it. Stinking moon was so bright that you could see tree trunks that were 70 yards away like it was dusk.

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Tracy Perry

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OK, to work with the ZWO ASI290MM mini, you MUST add the black shroud that comes in the box to the camera. If you don't, you won't have enough surface to get a purchase on when inserting the camera. Once I got my focus where I wanted it at (slightly blurry) I then put some orange painters tape around the CCD to assist in placing it in the same place each time.

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