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An Ultra Lightweight Guide Scope

The miniGuideScope is a 30mm f/4.3 (130mm FL) ultra-small telescope.  It has no complex focal adjust system.  Just rotate the front of the OTA and it provides fine focal adjustment.  Once focus is achieved, the tube can be locked into position and there is not need to focus again unless the system is moved.

QHYCCD's new miniGuideScope is based on the idea that when the pixels of a guide camera becomes small and QE becomes high, you may not need a big guide scope, smaller pixels can detect the guide error in a shorter focal length.  And, when the focal lenth is reduced, the FOV becomes larger, so it is easier to find bright guide stars

The miniGuideScope provides pin-point star images as sharp as any lens in the industry.

What's In the Box?
  • MiniGuidescope OTA
  • Bracket with dovetail base
  • CS to C extender


The QHY5II Camera is available as an option and will connect to the miniGuidescope. A camera is not included.

Focal length
F/ ratio
Camera Interface
C/CS mount
OTA diameter
31.6mm (Matches the QHY5-II series)
Front portion of OTA rotates with digit mark and locking mechanism
Focus Range
Infinity to 1.5m
This items is normally shipped by Courier or Tracked Parcel Post