Photo: Qhy9 mono + qhy 5x2" filter wheel and Baader 2" LRGB, Ha, O3 and S2 filters , Meade DSI Pro 2 as guider, TS 9mm off-axis guider Binoculars: Nikon Action 12x50 Telescopes: Skywatcher Evostar 120ED f7.5 APO + TS 2" flattener Mounts: HEQ5 Pro Eyepieces: Nagler 11mm type6, Pentax XW 7mm, Televue 2X barlow 1.25"
Quote:My steps to polar align: 1) 2-star alignment.2) selected polar align. 3) Picked a star from the list (Arcturus was the one I chose (and was first on the list)). 4) center star with direction keys on keypad, press EnterThe mount now slews off the star a bit and tells you to bring the star back only using the mount altitude adjustment(s) and hit enter. The mount then skews off again and the hand controller tells you to recenter the star using the azimuth adjustment bolts and press enter. I did this procedure and then tried some gotos. The objects were in the field of a 32mm plossl but about half way to the edge (like they were before the polar (re)alignment). This prompted me to do another 2-star alignment and gotos after that were impressively accurate. This was with secondary encoders disabled.
Jc ATM 10" F6.1, 1/25th wave spec (max wavefront error +/- 1/12.6 in zone 4 of 6, sodium light ), 6" F7 spec, 127mm F9.4 achro Refractor, Criterion DX8, 10 x 50 bin, SP mount/Synscan goto. ETX80 (finder) Canon 20D, PST DSI 1, Butenschön 125mm F13.4 refractor, diy spectroscope and curiosity
Quote:Could someone please upload the firmware because it is not found on the Skywatcher website?Thanks in advance.
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Quote:Anyone tested a better tracking perfomance in AP after updating firmware, in unguided shots?
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