[/quote]Yes George...Ive done some short exposure stuff with it, but my particular mount has some periodic error issues. Basically, 30-40% of my images over 30 seconds exhibit star trailing, like the drive motor is slowing or speeding up at random intervals. I took 40 images and put them in a video for iOptron to see the stars bouncing up and down, they have forwarded it to the engineers...no answer yet.
Hi Paul, nice to see you here too
After so many days of bad weather I finally managed to test my new SmartEQ Pro mount under the stars (well let's say under my almost fully illuminated urban sky...
Unfortunately, it hasn't been a very pleasant first test because I had quite a few problems, the worst of them being an awful tracking.
Has there been any answer from iOptron that solved your problem with your mount?
I'm asking because my mount seems to show exactly the same problem as yours, I've assembled a short video with a string of 40-second shots and I can see that the stars bounce back and forth forcing me to discard a whole lot of frames before stacking
I hope I can fix all the issues with my mount and enjoy using it in the future because it is hardly usable in this state...