ZWO Mini Guide Scope

$99.00

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SKU: ZWO 30F4 Category:

Product Description

ZWO Mini Guider Scope

This guide scope is compatible with all ASI cameras.

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Parameters:

Lens Diameter: 30 mm

Focal Length: 120 mm

Weight (include guider ring and dovetail): 250 g

Back Focus: adjustable,(0~20 mm)

Focuser Type: front part focuser

Tube travel: 20 mm

Dovetail includes 1/4″ screw hole.

 

 

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Shipping

Fast Shipping: we will choose DHL, UPS, FedEx etc to deliver it. Usually you will get your package within 7-14 days.

  • Fast Shipping(amount ≧ 199USD) for free
  • Fast Shipping(amount < 199USD) : $20.00 (We do not provide free shipping from now on.)

Introduction

  1. It will take around 60-90 days for shipment via ePacket/China Post Registered Air Mail/EMS, which can’t be guaranteed due to force majeure. If you can’t get the air mail package after 2months, please let us know ASAP: info@zwoptical.com
  2. Customers from Brazil and Chile should leave a message to provide your CPF or CNPJ as your custom needs it.
  3. Customers from Russia need to provide the complete English name with three words as well as the English shipping address.

Tracking site

DGM: http://webtrack.dhlglobalmail.com/?locale=en-US

China air mail: http://www.17track.net/en

 

Tax

  • The price list on our website is USD without tax.
  • Please note that buyers are liable to pay tax involved, such as Import tax, VAT , customs handling fee, etc. The additional fees may be collected at time of delivery by courier.
  • For best local service we advise customers buy our cameras form local dealers.

Warranty and Return Policy

1. ZWO will provide a 2-year free warranty service (Warranty Period) for ZWO products purchased by Users from ZWO (“Products”) in accordance with this Policy, commencing on the day following receipt of the Products by Users. For ASIAIR Plus users, commencing on the day of device activation.

2. If a User encounters the following Dead on Arrival (DOA) and contacts ZWO within the corresponding time limit to issue the Product purchase invoice and relevant evidence, ZWO will provide door-to-door pick-up service and, as appropriate, after-sale replacement (or partial replacement), repair or return (or partial return) service for the following Products:
1) Product quality problem
Provided that a User detects a quality problem and contacts ZWO within 30 days after receipt of the Products, and ZWO support team confirms that the Products indeed have a quality problem or defect after their inspection, ZWO will provide free replacement service towards such Products;
2) Product transportation problem
Provided that a User finds obvious signs of bubbling, serious overstocking, or deformation on the outer package of the Products upon receipt of the Products, and provides ZWO with pictures of the outer package and proof of receipt within 3 days after receipt of such Products, ZWO support team will verify the actual shipper and determine the responsible party for such transportation problem. In the event that ZWO is the actual shipper, ZWO will be responsible for providing the relevant return or replacement service, however, if the Products are directly sold or transported to the User by an agent of ZWO, the agent will be responsible for providing the relevant return or replacement service.

3. If the Products are under the following circumstances, they are not within the scope of warranty service, ZWO may provide maintenance services to the Users:
1) The Warranty Period of the Products has expired; or
2) The Products are injected into liquid or affected by moisture or corrosion; or
3) The Products are damaged by an external force (such as the broken of the camera protection window glass, the deformation of the product shell, the broken of the USB port, etc.); or
4) Disassembling, repairing by a third party, refurbishment of the Products (such as downloading erroneous firmware) without the written authorization of ZWO; or
5) The product system is modified, or the maintenance notice is lost or changed; or
6) Product quality problem caused by installation not following the requirements or instructions for the Products; or
7) Physical damage or failure of the Products caused by the force majeure (such as strong vibration or extrusion such as flood, fire, earthquake, or thunder stroke); or
8)Damage caused by the improper User operation during the period of shooting or use, such as using without the equipment protection or direct shooting of the sun; or
9) No valid purchase invoice or warranty certificate; or
10) The Products are second-hand products.
Any quality problem with the accessories or other parts of the Products is not a condition for the return or change of the Products, and the User may solely request to replace the accessories with new ones, which shall be handled after verification by ZWO support team.
If the issue with your ZWO product was caused by certain damage (such as severe damage not covered by the 2-year warranty), you might have to pay the replacement value.

4. For the normal repair or replacement of the Products during the Warranty Period, the User will bear the return cost. When returning the Products, Users shall specify the actual reasons for the damage to the Products, and shall provide the corresponding valid certificates, such as pictures or videos, etc.
For the Products that need to be replaced after being confirmed by ZWO in writing, the User shall return the Products with the complete package, together with all accessories, manuals, etc., to the address designated by ZWO.
By sending back the product to ZWO, the User agrees to pay out-of-warranty fees that may arise during the repair process of the product. ZWO will send back the product after charging.

5. If a User encounters any problem during the use of ZWO Products, you may at any time contact ZWO for technical support via ZWO Support.

For the Products that need to be returned for after-sales service, ZWO will provide the corresponding RMA code for reference.
ZWO will not accept any products having no RMA code that have been returned privately without ZWO written confirmation.

6. If a User purchases the ZWO Products from a ZWO agent, the User may contact the ZWO agent directly for the relevant after-sales service.

Do you have question, answer or comment? Post here!

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    I’ve purchased this mini scope to use it with ZWOASI290MM as guide camera. With this configuratiom, which is the recommended maximum focal length for the main telescope? Thanks!




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    Здравствуйте, подойдет ли этот гид на мой Celestron Advanced VS 8″ фокусное 2023мм.?




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    How do I mount this to Explore Scientific ED80 Apo? Is there an adpapter?




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      You can mount this guide scope in the dovetail on your telescope.




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    hi i am using this 30mmf4 with asi120mm mini guide camera, which focal length is this sutiable for in guiding? i am considering 800mm f/4 newtonian and using with full frame, will i need better guidecam/scope?




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    If I buy a camera and a guidescope, and it costs more than 199$ then shipping is free right?




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      Yes, right.




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    Hi,
    I want to put this guide scope on my Meade lxd75… Do I need any kind of adapter to do this?




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      Our Mini Guide Scope is suitable for most guide dovetail slot. And do not need extra adapter. You could refer to the size map on this website.




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    I just received my mini guide scope but I can’t attached the thumbscrews on it, is there any “special” way to do so?




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      Where and when did you buy it? If you buy it from ZWO, please send an email to info@zwoptical.com, if you buy it from a dealer, please contact the dealer about this.




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    Is this guide scope a good pairing with the Celestron Omni 150? And if so what do I need to get to mount it on the tube? The camera I have is the ZWO1290 mini




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      Normally I recommend the guide scope focal length should be 1/4 of the main scope. and mini guide scope provide 1.25″ female thread and M42*0.75 male thread as you can see from the mechanical drawing.




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    Hi, I just bought an ASI 120 mini and the guidescope and I am having real problems on making focus, I have to move the thread to the very end of the scope and even in that case I can barely see starts. Is there any guide or manual I can use to know how to use the items properly? I see no manual about the guidescope on the website.




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      Sorry we don’t have the guide or manual, you could try pull out the ASI120 mini a little from the guide scope.




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    Is there a bracket to adapt the Mini Guide scope dovetail to a Takahashi Quick Release base?




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      The dovetail of this guide scope is universal. Or you could tell us the size of your Takahashi Quick Release base.




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    Hi, I am struggling to get my 120mm mini mounted on a 30F4 in focus. I use the ASIAir Pro and would appreciate any advice here. Based on the comments above, I have shifted the camera position with no luck. The mount is an EQ 6R Pro with an Skywatcher Esprit ED120




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      You can rotate the black lens barrel at the front of the 30F4 to adjust the focus.And the red ring in the middle is used to fix the position.




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    Hi,

    Would it be possible to use this with an eyepiece (as a finderscope) ?




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      We haven’t used it that way.You can see the interface of this Guide Scope whether it works.




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    Hi, Does it work with the following setting:
    Guiding Camera : Zwo ASI120MM-S
    Main Telescope: ES102mm / Focal Length 714mm
    Main Camera: ASI294MC Pro
    Mount: Meade LX85

    Thanks.




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      It works.




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    Hello! I have some questions: This guide camera is suitable for a Newton Skywatcher 200/1000 reflector telescope? Can I connect a ZWO ASI 290 MC for guiding? Stay safe, thanks in advance.




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      Yes, you can use this as your guide scope, and it can connect to ASI290MC.




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    Hi, I use the guide scope together with the ZWO 120 Mini for guiding my DSLR astrophotographey. While the ASIAIR doesn‘t support my DSLR (Sony ILCA-99m2), I use the 120 Mini in the ASIAIR app as main camera to do the PA and pointing the GoTo to my target, before I switch it back to guiding camera. I placed the guide scope in the finder shoe of my skywatcher explorer 150pds. Unfortunately the guide scope isn‘t aligned to telescope than. Can I align the axis of the guide scope with the axis of the telescope with the delivered holder?




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      Could you adjust the screws of the finder shoe in your skywatcher explorer 150pds to make the guide scope on the same axis with your main telescope?
      Do the alignment in the daylight will be easier.
      And yes you can also insert the guide scope holder onto the main telescope.




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    Sorry if this was asked already – do I need to buy anything to mount this onto a DSLR flash hot shoe? Thanks.




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      You may need to check the size.




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    Hi
    I have a ZWO 120MM-C camera that I want to use for guiding potentially with this guider scope(30mm).
    Ideally, I want to use it on two setups:
    1) Sky Watcher Star Adventurer with a DSLR camera.
    2) Mounted on my Meade LX 8″ 2000FL.

    Would it be ideal for this or would I be better off with a 50mm as the Meade would have a narrower FOV ?

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      1. You can use it with DSLR.
      2. It would be better.




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    I am considering using my ASI120MC-S camera with the ZWO Mini Guide Scope. My goal is to have an electronic finder that can work in a light polluted environment. Is there a way to attach a sky glow filter (possibly underneath the camera’s T2-C/CS mount adapter)? Do you recommend any particular filter (possibly the 1¼” Duo-band filter)?




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      Sorry I do not have any recommended filter, if you have a filter you may change the protective galss with a filter.




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    What is the best way to use the ZWO MiniGuide ‘Scope with either the ASI120MC-S or the ASI178MC camera AND position a light pollution filter? Is there a sky glow filter that mounts on the ‘scope’s objective or on either camera (maybe as a replacement for the infrared cut window)? I want to use my cameras as electronic finders (only secondarily, as guiders) but, so far (with the 2.8-12mm lens), I have not been able to “punch through” the significant pollution. My hope is that the ‘scope’s focal length will be such that a typical star or planet image will just about fully fill a pixel group; with the 2.8-12mm lens, star images are too small and are swamped by the glow. I do not want to use a larger ‘scope (for example, the 60280 finder/guider) in order to achieve the widest possible field of view.
    Thank you.




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      Sorry there is no place for filter between MiniGuide Scope and ASI120MC-S or ASI178MC.
      Yes you can replace the protective window as a filter by yourself.




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    Can I use ZWO ASI120MM-S with this guide scope? are there any additional accessories required?




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      Yes you can. No additional accessories required.




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