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QHY Mini Guide Scope (with mount)


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  • Find Guide Stars with ease (30 mm aperture and 130 mm focal length).
  • Small form factor at only 31.6 mm diameter tube.
  • Lightweight: 111 g.
  • Internally painted with anti-scatter light matt paint.
  • Perfect for wide field systems.

Product Details

  • When using small wide-field telescopes systems, it is often impractical to use a guide scope of the same size. The QHY Mini Guide Scope 30 mm (1.18-inch) aperture solves this problem by being one of smallest a lightest guide scopes on the market.

    This doublet guides scope will be able easily find guide stars due to its wide field of view and fast focal ratio. This guide scope was designed to work with QHY 5L II, however, it will work with any camera that has CS connection. 

    Matches the QHY5L-II planetary/guide camera. However, it is compatible with all of the QHY5II Series cameras and the QHY5III Series cameras.

    OPT Product Number: QH-MINIGS-WM

  • specifications

    Aperture30 mm (1.18")
    Camera InterfaceC/CS mount
    Focal Length130mm
    Focal Ratiof/4.3
  • included items

    • miniGuideScope
    • miniGuideScope Mount
    • CS to C extender

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    John N.
    Philippines Philippines

    QHY Mini GuideScope

    To go really deep, I favor taking subexposures that are 5 minutes or longer with my 11 RASA (620mm FL) on a Losmandy Titan. I have two guide scopes: a 45 Borg with a 325mm FL and a 30 QHY Mini Guide Scope with a 130mm FL. Surprisingly, the smaller QHY Mini GUide scope with a shorter focal length consistently yields far better guiding results than the larger guide scope. I do not know why the PHD guiding graphs are much tighter with the shorter focal length, but I am ordering another QHY Mini Guide Scope for my other setups. Besides yielding excellent guiding results, I also love how the scope is extremely light, has its own mounting rings and low base that does nothing to add to the inertial mass of my imaging setup unlike other guide scopes that need heavy rings, base plates, and sit high. The scope holds focus well once everything is tightened down, and the rings/base have no slop.

    United States

    Nice addition for a QHY II 5C

    The product arrived in working order. This interfaced with the Orion RC 6" well and reduced the weight and moments of inertia.