Quote:I recently purchased an orion starshoot autoguider to replace the celestron Nexguide autoguider. I have had some limited success with the orion, but mostly when I start to track the green box in PHD follows the star during calibration but losses it shortly thereafter. The scope is polar aligned within a few degrees and I am using Starsense for alignment if that matters. I am using the guide scope that came with the Nexguide (Celestron 80mm Guidescope with 600 mm (23.62 in) Focal Length with 7.5 Focal Ratio) rather than buying the one that comes with the Orion starshoot (80mm f/5.0). I am wondering if others have used this Celestron guide scope with the Orion starshoot and if so have the changed the settings in PHD? Also, I was looking at the tracking setup in my scope (CGEM DX 1100 HD) Does the tracking setup there matter? Right now I have it set to "sidereal tracking" and "RA only", but I noticed there is an option to change "sidereal" to "disable" or change "RA only" to "RA and Dec." Does that matter? Is there a "correct" setting when imaging and using an autoguider? Any help would be appreciated!Steve
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