What's New in SynScan EQ official firmware release
Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:09 PM
Does anyone know the full details of this new 3.32 firmware?
Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:50 PM
Edit: Here is the link to manual:
The new polar align procedure is on page 35 (11.3 Polar Alignment without Polar Scope).
Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:42 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:51 PM
The alignment star choice is now much more automated. In the past you basically had to select the best stars from a list, but now, based on my testing of the beta here, it does a pretty good job of picking stars for you.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:45 PM
Can you still pick stars from a list for alignment?
Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:53 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:32 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:52 PM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:37 AM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:01 PM
3.27 does everything I need so I am content to leave it alone and not risk being on the receiving end of any possible problems - when you have had cloud for almost three straight months your less inclined to mess with stuff in case it goes loopy on you and you miss the one night your going to get a view of anything.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:47 PM
To be honest, when the mount has to work exactly right--for long exposure imaging, for example--I just use EQMOD. However, I am happy to say the HC has really come a long way in the five years I've owned the mount...
Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:53 AM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:23 AM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:34 AM
1. When setting up the mount put polaris in the big circle of the polar scope. You can center it if it will be easier to you.
2. Make 3-star alignment and during it center the stars as precise as possible. I use the live view of my dslr with enabled grid to do it.
3. Make the polar alignment as described in the manual. When selecting star to do it be sure that this star was not used previously in the 3-star alignment. This gives best results for me.
4. After polar alignment is ready park the mount , turn it off and back on and make another 3-star alignment (do not select to resume from park position).
I did that and the result was perfect polar alignment and goto accuracy.