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Give your astrophotography setup a performance boost with this value-packed package! With the highly sensitive ORION STARSHOOT AUTOGUIDER PRO & 60mm GUIDE SCOPE PACKAGE with Helical Focuser included, this complete autoguiding solution package makes it easy to add the accuracy of guided tracking to any astrophotography setup.

No matter what type of telescope you’re using for long-exposure astrophotography, precise guiding is an absolute requirement to obtain pinpoint star images. Using both a dedicated autoguider device and a guide scope is arguably the best way to optimize the accuracy of any astrophotography pursuit. Employing a complete autoguiding setup like the Orion StarShoot AutoGuider & 60mm Guide Scope Package is especially useful for capturing images of faint deep-sky objects, when multiple long exposures are required.

This Orion-exclusive complete autoguiding solution will optimize the tracking accuracy of your astrophotography setup so you can capture exceptional images with pinpoint star precision. Let’s take a closer look at each of the included items:

The included StarShoot AutoGuider Pro’s very high sensitivity and exceptional 74% quantum efficiency and make it a perfect match for the versatile 60mm Multi-Use Guide Scope. Thanks to its higher sensitivity than other devices, the StarShoot AutoGuider Pro’s sensor will display more potential guide stars to choose from. The 1/3″ CMOS sensor resolution of 1280×960 (1.2MP) not only helps achieve very accurate autoguiding, it also gives the versatile StarShoot AutoGuider Pro the ability to perform as a solar system imaging camera on its own to capture sharp monochrome exposures of the Moon and planets with a fast frame rate of up to 200 frames per second.

The included 60mm Multi-Use Guide Scope with Helical Focuser has a large, 60mm aperture lens for better light-gathering than 50mm and smaller models. The larger aperture lets you see more stars in the guide scope field-of-view, for a brighter and wider selection of guide star choices. A built-in helical focuser allows precise focus adjustments with zero flexure for rigid performance. The focuser moves the attached AutoGuider Pro inwards or outwards while maintaining its orientation, so your field of potential guide stars will not rotate as focus is adjusted. Two heavy-duty guide scope rings with nylon-tipped thumbscrews are included for precise aiming, as is a 3.5″ long (8.9 cm), 1.18″ (3cm) wide Vixen-style dovetail mounting bar for easy attachment.

An added benefit of the versatile 60mm Guide Scope with Helical Focuser is its ability to double as a straight-through finder scope when used in combination with an optional 1.25″ eyepiece. With an optional eyepiece inserted, the Guide Scope allows easy visual alignment of the Guide Scope with the main imaging telescope prior to attaching and using the StarShoot AutoGuider Pro. A non-marring compression ring keeps inserted eyepieces in-place without scratching the eyepiece barrel.

The assembled Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro & 60mm Guide Scope Package weighs just 2 lbs., 2.1 oz., so it won’t add excessive weight to your astrophotography setup.

Best for imaging: Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
Imaging sensor: Aptina Mono CMOS MT9M034
Imaging sensor size: 1/3″
Pixel array: 1280 x 960 (1,228,800 total)
Pixel size: 3.75 x 3.75
Imaging chip: Monochrome
Video frame rate: Up to 200 fps
Autoguider capability: Yes
Exposure range: 0.00002s to 600s
A/D conversion: 8 bit
Thermoelectric cooling: No
IR filter: No
Mounting: 1.25″ nozzle
USB connection: High-speed 2.0
Software compatibility: Windows 7/8/10
Binning: 1×1, 2×2
Weight (oz.): 34
Warranty: One year

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