Problems with PHD guiding on a CG-5
Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:48 PM
Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:06 PM
Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:03 AM
Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:27 AM
Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:40 AM
if it still can't keep up with the drift, your polar alignment is too far off. since you're using the CG-5, use the ASPA. it can get you pretty much dead center with a reticle eyepiece in your main scope for centering the stars.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:43 AM
Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:58 AM
a not-so-good polar alignment will show up as field rotation, you'll have to see..
Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:24 AM
Also, I might add that for more consistent results attention to detail helps:
- levelling the mount
- careful balancing
Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:41 AM
Leveling the mount? Not so much. It can make the polar alignment process a little easier, but that is all...