Re: Multi-star guiding

Roland Christen

I don't choose the stars when doing multi-star guiding. maxim looks at the entire frame and guides on all the bright stars in the frame. Other than that, I really don't know what their criteria are for which stars to guide on.

The only benefit that I see is during poor seeing when a single guide star is jumping around but an average of multiple stars seems to lead to a smoother guide graph. During good seeing I can't see any difference.


-----Original Message-----
From: M Hambrick <mhambrick563@...>
Sent: Fri, Dec 11, 2020 7:31 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Multi-star guiding

Hi Roland

This looks interesting. When you do the multi-star guiding does MaxIm allow you to select which stars to guide on ?

I am trying to get a grasp on what benefits can be gained by multi-star guiding. I don't think that you can compensate for field rotation with multi star guiding, but Terri's comment about averaging out the seeing makes sense.

Roland Christen

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