- Absolute Encoders and Running a Pointing Model
Re: Absolute Encoders and Running a Pointing Model
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our plan is unguided imaging on the CDK17 down at el sauce, so i'm banking on ae/appc. we are aware that it may not work out, so guiding is our plan b
On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 9:07 AM Bill Long <bill@...
Yeah, guiding can make things better. In some cases, you cant guide (i.e. no good guide star available on the chip) and the APCC/APPM model with the encoders can save the project.
Like this one:
Shot completely unguided using APCC/APPM, 1100AE, on 10" iDK scope.
Abs encoders can't compensate for OTA flexure, mirror-flop, etc., however a good pointing model might help a bit with those.
In a nutshell...
Guiding is like bacon. It makes everything better.
On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 7:07 PM Brian Valente <bvalente@...
just out of curiosity with encoders, do you feel a need to guide?
Thanks Christopher. I just installed them and they show a nice improvement in PHD2 :)
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