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Autoguiding with Skyris 236C

Started by mrb3is, 10/31/2017 07:47PM
Posted 10/31/2017 07:47PM Opening Post
I recently got a Celestron Skyris 236C for planetary photography. I read in the manual that it could be used as an autoguide scope. Has anyone had any luck with this? Thanks.
Posted 11/16/2017 01:26PM | Edited 11/16/2017 01:27PM #1
Should work just fine, over the years I've used a Meade DSI pro, TIS mono, OSC, and currently a qhy5L-II mono. All were used with various aperture and FL guide scopes usually run piggy back style with the imaging OTA. You can download Craig Stark's PHD Here:

download here:

PHD works with all sorts of webcams, planetary Cams, CCD Cam, dedicated guider camera, etc. Either with their native drivers or via an ASCOM driver. Same for compatible mounts and guide interfaces. Also there is a PHD2 from another developer with some more functional extras, but I have found PHD to to just fine. Just go take a look at the web page for PHD, download it and get busy, you'll have to fugure out what xtras you may need in the way of an interface between computer and mount. I used Shoestring Astronomy's GPUSB with my LXD75, Vixen GPD, and just straight hook up via the CAT line and ASCOM on my Losmandy Mounts. All of the software mentioned is freeware although if you like it and it works good for you there is a link on the download pages to make a gratuity donation.. I do & if people use it and like it they probably do too.


Mark Jordan