Re: PHD 2 Guiding "Good Enough"

Roland Christen

Can you run PEC while guiding with PhD2?
With the AP mounts, yes absolutely you can run PEM while guiding. There is no conflict whatsoever and it will make guiding better.


-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Thompson via <cthomp97@...>
Sent: Sat, May 2, 2020 2:19 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] PHD 2 Guiding "Good Enough"

I would be happy with your current guiding RMS but I image from the city. My RMS is usually around .5-.8 and that had been fine for any imaging I do.

Can you run PEC while guiding with PhD2? I've read conflicting information on this subject and never really asked. I've always left it turned off since my stars are good. 


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From: Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...>
Date: 5/2/20 12:47 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] PHD 2 Guiding "Good Enough"

Yes, one can certainly get sucked down the guiding perfection black hole.  As Brian has said, how do your stars look?  Are you happy with the stacked images?

However, as Roland noted, there is some room for improvement that really doesn't take a lot of time.  Use PEM Pro to evaluate your native periodic error and then have the software create a new solution.  You will be amazed at the difference when you run the PE analysis again in PemPro with the new PE solution running.
Dean Jacobsen 
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