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ZWO M68 OAG Off-Axis Guider for Astrophotography

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The ZWO M68 Off-Axis Guider helps you guide your astrophotography rig while imaging without the use of a guide scope.  This helps avoid flexure issues that can arise, especially when using long foc...
$269


The ZWO M68 Off-Axis Guider helps you guide your astrophotography rig while imaging without the use of a guide scope.  This helps avoid flexure issues that can arise, especially when using long focal length scopes (ask us about our experiences here!). 

It can be used as an M54 to M48 adapter for the M54 cameras, such as the ASI6200. 

Flexure occurs when various factors such as the movement of the equipment causes tiny variable differences in the direction that a guide scope is pointing vs where the imaging scope is pointing, causing distortions in tracking and less than perfect images.

The OAG allows a guide camera to use the imaging scope as the guide scope, eliminating sources of flexure introduced by guide scopes.  The pick-off prism allows the guide camera to use a star near the edge of the image for guiding purposes, while staying far enough out of the light circle as to not cause a shadow on the main imaging sensor.  

The pick-off prism position is adjustable, allowing you to rotate the OAG and move it inwards and outwards in order to identify a good guide star near the edge of the view that helps avoid adjusting the main scope pointing to find a guide star.

Features

  • Lightweight design
  • Minimal 16.5 mm thickness added to the imaging train
  • Large prism surface: 8 * 8 mm
  • No guide scope required!
  • Fully compatible with all ZWO ASI cameras
  • Good guide camera stability
  • Strong connection
  • Compatible with the ASI6200MM Pro and ASI2600MC Pro cameras
  • Works with the ASI Mini Cameras for guide cameras

 

 

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Mechanical Diagram

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Connections

Please review this link for connection methods for the ASI6200MM Pro, 2" EFW and M68 OAG:

https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/tutorials/connection-methods-of-asi6200mm-pro-2-efw-and-m68-oag.html

 

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You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

Items that have been opened, damaged or are otherwise unsaleable will be subject to a minimum 10% restocking fee, to be assessed by Telescopes Canada upon receipt of the returned goods

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

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