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- ReCal Procedure in APCC
ReCal Procedure in APCC
I have been re-reading the APCC manual and came across a statement that has me wondering if I am doing ReCals correctly. I have a portable setup, and although I usually get pretty well aligned, it is not perfect and the objects I slew to may not be centered very well in the images.
In the GoTo/ReCal tab instructions it states that you can only use the ReCal option if APCC has the target object in its memory. I will typically do a ReCal as follows:
- I have APCC and MaxIm DL connected to the mount (MaxIm via the AP V2 Driver).
- After starting everything up and getting everything going, I will slew to a bright star using the catalog and GoTo command in the MaxIm DL Observatory Control window.
- After the slew is complete, I take an image and see where the star lies in the image.
- I will center the star by using the crosshairs and right click mouse option "point telescope here" command from MaxIm.
- After centering the star as described above, I go to the GoTo/Recal tab in APCC and enter the RA and Dec coordinates for the star (Sirius in this case) into the boxes, then click ReCal.
- When the confirmation box appears, I click OK.
Is this procedure valid ?
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