My initial testing of the iOptron Skyguider Pro was very positive. On my first visit to the highest peak in West Virginia, I had 3 imaging systems going simultaneously. The first was my traditional long telescopic deep sky imaging system, and the second was my tripod based system working on my new category of images- Astro Scapes, and then the third was my modded Canon T5i on the iOptron Skyguider.
The beauty of the Skyguider is that it takes a simple polar scope alignment and then point the camera at your object and fire away. On this night, I decided to use the fast Rokinon 85mm f1.4 lens at f2. Exposures were 30 seconds and I set out to capture about an hour of data. No darks or flats were utilized. It was truly an experiment. And I am very happy with the result. This system is a great grab and go or supplement to my main imaging setup. I am looking forward to many more nights with a fast lens and the iOptron Skyguider Pro.
The image is near the core of the Milky Way featuring Messier objects M16, M17, and M24.