Re: Autoguider correction frequency
Right now, as I write, I am guiding with my new Mach1 (Thank you
Roland - you are my hero) using PHD. I have guide rate on the mount
set to 0.5 and PHD RA agress set to 60. I have never seen anything
like this. PHD is on vacation - maybe, MAYBE one correction every 5
or 10 minutes and that's only 0.3 pixels (1.3 arcsec).
I am in awe. I can't wait to image at 1500mm (tonight it's at 780
with the 130 refractor).
The Mach1 is everything they say it is.
--- In ap-gto@..., "Gedas" <w8bya@...> wrote:
loadedor independant webcam to guide with.
panelASCOMonto this newly populated pc yet so I did not even access the
however.youmention. I just selected on-camera for mount type in PHD. Ishould havedouble checked the guide rate on the AP hand controller
ASCOMThe lasttime I tried AG it was set to 1x and assumed it did not change,that's apoor assumption on my part, I should have looked.
haspanel - NOT the PHD settings) when you used PHD - I believe it
didwhen I1x, 0.5x, and 0.25x as choices. I was wondering which to usegive it a try. Also, while I'm asking, what RA aggressiveness
roughweek Itried the guider for the first time and found that for my
havewithpolaralignment and available stars, 2 second exposures provided meperfectround stars for my 15 minute test frame. I'm sure I could
guiderwouldgone longerbetween exposures but since it worked I didn't mess with thesettings afterthat. One note, I did have to reduce the ms step size from (Ithink thedefault was 1000ms) to like 100ms. By default, the cal starthisquicklyleave the cal box if left alone. Once I changed it to 100ms,havereducedhow far the mount would move and I had solid guiding.
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