Thanks for the replies guys,
Bruce, I did have to tweak my polar align. I just learned how a VERY little adjustment of the knobs and alt screws can make a big difference. an eye opener. Fortunately i have my mount on a permanent pier and should make things a little easier. I am also getting better at balancing. Noticing how fast either the south side of the scope or the counterweights fall from being horizontal. hope that makes sense.
michael hester,I tried setting the min. motion to .5 and 1.0 but the blue line kept going down. For now, .15 seems to work best. I also will feel more comfortable with 3 minute or less exposures for now because of the "seeing" as you mentioned, my equipment, and skill level. I think my stars are tight enough for Deep Sky Stacker to except more subs.
But please let me know if there are any other adjustments i can make for now.
P.S. allmost forgot, Why does PHD lose connection during calibration? I keep getting a "not responding" message on the top of the screen and even the PHD icon will dissapear for a fraction of a secound from the task bar.
Thank you, Victor