Re: Pointing Model vs. OAG with PHD2
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I think i have the same oag/filter wheel as you, and it does eventually work
what is your imaging resolution?
re: unguided, I think it can work quite effectively, particularly with a quality mount like AP
in my experience (with losmandy not AP) ability to do unguided really boils down to excellent polar alignment, good periodic error correction, and generally good imaging "hygiene" (avoid cable snags, things are tightened down well, etc.).
i was able to get 5 min unguided exposures @ around 1.1 arcsec/pix. not earth shattering but not too shabby
Personally i found setting up OAG to be easier than figuring out unguided. With unguided, there are so many small fiddly things you really have to nail down, and they can shift a bit every night, so i had to be constantly diligent. with AP there are less fiddly things related to the mount which will make your life a little easier
I encourage you to try it, but also a bit of caution that you will be inheriting other types of challenges.
On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 7:58 AM Bruce Donzanti <donza2735@...> wrote: