Posted 11 October 2013 - 01:25 PM
Once I got it polar aligned and had 3 calibration stars entered, it located objects pretty well. Some objects were dead center, some slightly off center, but everything in the field of view.
Someone stopped by and asked me if I could sync each slewed object to the center of the FOV to make each slew more accurate. I did not know how - or IF - I could do this.
Does anyone know if this is possible with a CGEM?
I know I should re-read the manual, but I hoping someone can shed some light on this for me. Thanks.
Posted 11 October 2013 - 01:56 PM
Posted 11 October 2013 - 03:25 PM
Posted 11 October 2013 - 06:42 PM
I also have a CGEM but I don't think you can sync on each star you center. I believe on the Skywatcher Synscan, you can sync on about 80 stars to get a good spread across the sky. Maybe the people you spoke to thought the CGEM could do the same.
Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:04 PM
Then I press enter. Next it tells me to center star or object in the finder scope and them press enter. Then it will tell me to center object in the eyepiece and press
align. Of course I do this after a 4 star alignment.
I've never did the Precision Goto and I suspect it will be better. I will try it next time. Live and Learn. De Lorme
Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:35 AM
For visual, the CGEM works great putting the objects near the center of the FOV at moderate powers every time.
Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:21 AM
I like the precise goto for imaging. I know then that the object will be centered on the chip.
That is the exact purpose of "Precise GoTo". I find that it works very well.