Am curious about the mount your using, were you ever able to get 60 sec unguided? From what I hear thats pretty good. Also my understanding is that SS is not able to polar align yet so you would have to do it on your own. May be thats the problem with your 60 sec exposures? Thank you, Kasey
That's correct the StarSense cant do a working polar alignment yet, but with the StarSense I am able to put the telescope anywhere, I still have to point it north, and I do level it, but with a StarShoot AutoGuider and a small telescope, 80mm, I am able to cheat and get 60 sec exposures.
Before the StarShoot AutoGuider I was not having much luck with the VX mount, even when pointing north, the tripod level, and ASPA, trees were blocking most of the stars that the mount wanted to use, what helped was a polar scope, and pounding PVC pipe into the ground so I could put the telescope in the same spot each night like this: Ultra-fast method of EQ polar alignment.