FOR EQ MOUNTS
Our GEO-POSITION GUIDE PACK includes a QHY5-L II Mono/Guide Camera, WO 50mm FinderScope, Polemaster and StarGPS.
The Polemaster & StarGPS module will be fitted and tested FOC when having your Mount Hypertuned by Darkframe Ltd.
So why have all these extras, do I really need them?
As proven with our 60 minute exposure tests on our Reference HEQ5, NEQ6 and AZEQ6GT hypertuned mounts, this provide the ultimate upgrade.
Your mount is geo-positioned by the StarGPS module to within 4 feet, without the need for keying in your location and precise time. It does all of this for you in seconds.
The QHY Polemaster has quickly earned its reputation as a must have upgrade for any EQ mount if you're serious about long exposure astro-imaging, and nails your polar alignment to less than 18 arecsecs. This is 3-4x better than your polar scope, you don't have to contort yourself setting up, plus it monitors your alignment.
Add our William Optics f4 50mm Guide scope and rings paired with the sensitive and light weight QHY5-IIL mono and you have a guide package that works excellently with telescope focal lengths up to 1500mm. For longer focal lengths then a 60-80mm aperture is recommended.
What we discovered is that this setup using PHD2 will guide and correct to 0.25 of a pixel, meaning longer exposures are reliably guaranteed for 15-20min frames depending on payload, balance and focal length.
We use this setup for all our testing and imaging work. We cannot recommend this combo highly enough as a trouble-free autoguiding solution, to get the very best images out of your mount!