Well last night I got my first image from the new setup.
After fine tuning a few settings I managed to get the guiding setup to a point where I was happy to start imaging for the first time.
There are a few bits to look at further and there is still room for improvement with my polar alignment.
The tool that I can honestly say is an absolute must have is the Bahtinov mask. this made focusing a lot easier. the idea being that once the centre spike is central then you are in focus.
Once I was in focus I set about dialing in the best exposure for the conditions.
The final image was taken using 24x180s exposures at ISO800, 8x Darks, 10x Flast and 10 Bias Frames.