- AP 1100 - 2 minutes unguided
Re: AP 1100 - 2 minutes unguided
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well, let's just stick that we think alike and hold-off on the great part....at least for a few more years :-)
On Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 4:30 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...
good to hear great minds think alike, or at least, my feeble mind thinks like other great minds!
On Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 1:29 PM Bruce Donzanti <donza2735@...
Actually, the same as you just described. I started out using Polemaster and now use SharpCap. So, "excellent" per the definition and limits set by SharpCap.
On Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 4:27 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...
Bruce - how do you polar align?
i ask because i used to think i had excellent polar alignment via polemaster, until i realized how "accurate" it was (and i use that term loosely).
Now that i polar align via another method (sharpcap) i am doing 5 min unguided exposures. It's on a different mount, but i wanted to emphasize the point you made, excellent PA is critical for unguided
On Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 1:24 PM Bruce Donzanti <donza2735@...
Thanks all for the additional feedback. I'll see how far I can go next time I put the hyperstar on. I have excellent polar alignment in my permanent observatory and other than sky conditions, I think I have the rest as best as I can get it. I'll just keep guiding at f/7 on the C11" EdgeHD since it works despite it being finicky at times.
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