Re: Mach2 and PHD2 Guiding recommendations


Bill Long
 

That is what I use as well.

If you use the PHD2 New Profile Wizard, they added a checkbox for high precision encoders. If you check that, it will change to Lowpass2. 


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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 and PHD2 Guiding recommendations
 
I have used Lowpass2 and it works quite well.

Rolando



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From: Charles Thompson via groups.io <cthomp97@...>
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Sent: Tue, May 19, 2020 1:31 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 and PHD2 Guiding recommendations

Also, if you run the guiding assistant for a while (10 minutes+) it will recommended a different algorithm if it thinks a different one might be more appropriate than the current selection. 

Last week I ran it for a while on the 1100 and it recommended Lowpass2. It has never done that before though so it might be a new update. 





Thanks,
Charles

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Date: 5/19/20 1:10 PM (GMT-06:00)
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 and PHD2 Guiding recommendations

Try them, see which one works best for you. I have not had skies good enough for much imaging, and when it is clear I am usually testing other functions (modeling, unguided imaging etc).
If it's clear later this week I will do some PHD2 testing.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Dean Jacobsen <deanjacobsen@...>
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Sent: Tue, May 19, 2020 12:47 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 and PHD2 Guiding recommendations

Excellent, it sounds simple enough.  I use PHD2 now so the guide scope is set up.

I was also wondering about Mount Guide Algorithms for both RA and declination.  Last summer you were comparing hysteresis vs lowpass vs lowpass2 if I recall correctly.  Do you have a recommendation for the RA and for the declination algorithms?
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