Re: AP 1100 - 2 minutes unguided


Mike Shade
 

I can do 5 minutes unguided with my 1600GTO and Planewave 17 at 2935mm fl and .63"/pixel.  Permanent setup, very good drift polar alignment. Depends on other factors than the mount.

 

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From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bruce Donzanti
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2020 6:42 AM
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Subject: [ap-gto] AP 1100 - 2 minutes unguided

 

I can go up to almost 60' without guiding.  Is it possible to get the mount to go up to 2 minutes unguided?  If yes, I am assuming it would be by getting the PE down as best as possible given all other variables are at peak performance (perfect balance, no cable drag, excellent seeing, excellent pool alignment, etc).  Or is this not possible? Note: I am guiding now with PHD2 and it works fine.  Just asking.

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