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orionn1
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Cg5 and phd not guiding
      #6065740 - 09/06/13 08:39 AM

Is there a setting on the cg5 under utilities for tracking that needs to be turned off to let the phd do its thing
It always seem to saturate
I ran a test last night and tracked for 2 min but when I started imaging it stopped tracking also have lots of saturation , so I moved the user to the left .
Can't seem to find a star that doesn't eventually saturates out


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Stargazer78
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Re: Cg5 and phd not guiding new [Re: orionn1]
      #6066156 - 09/06/13 01:35 PM

How long are your guide exposures?

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orionn1
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Re: Cg5 and phd not guiding new [Re: Stargazer78]
      #6066343 - 09/06/13 03:11 PM

I've only got up to 2 mins before I get the bumping sound

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Re: Cg5 and phd not guiding new [Re: orionn1]
      #6066359 - 09/06/13 03:17 PM

Quote:

It always seem to saturate




Can you describe what you mean by "saturate"?


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Re: Cg5 and phd not guiding new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #6066380 - 09/06/13 03:24 PM

You should be selecting exposure lengths of 1-5s in PHD. PHD loops the exposures and uses the change in position of your guidestar to make corrections to the mount.

The alarm sounds when you lose the guide star.


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Re: Cg5 and phd not guiding new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #6066775 - 09/06/13 08:02 PM

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Quote:

It always seem to saturate




Can you describe what you mean by "saturate"?




I also would like to know what you mean by Saturate.

Also, what guide camera and guide scope are you using?


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