This is good, right?
Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:42 PM
I'm using TeamViewer to control my netbook next to the scope, and everything is finally coming together. I think I'm getting good results with my autoguiding, but I'd like some of you seasoned veterans to take a look:
Those red and blue lines are barely moving from the center line, but that's what I'm shooting for, right? I used the EQMOD polar alignment procedure to get everything dialed in, and I think it has had a positive result on my tracking.
Anyway - I'm having a blast moving the scope around from inside and watching the finderscope view from PHD. As they say - if you're having fun, you must be doing something right!
Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:51 PM
Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:03 PM
Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:16 PM
The RA looks fine, but without a clue of how large the movements are it is hard to tell for sure. But the RMS value looks good.
Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:41 AM
Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:48 AM
What focal lenght has the guide scope and at what FL do you immage?
This is what i get at 500mm guiding for example:
And gives me ok stars at 945mm FL immaging...Much depends also on what we think it is ok for us i guess.
If your stars are good than you don't have to worry
Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:03 AM
When I do decide on an imaging camera, I'll be imaging through my c8 with a f/6.3 reducer, so the imaging focal length will be around 1200mm. As you say, the real test will be if stars are round. I guess I'll have to wait and see!!
Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:14 AM
Much more edifying. And you can change the scale. If your scale is +/- 1" even a Mach1 has an alarmingly jagged curve.
Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:25 AM