I'm a technical person when it comes to digital imaging and an avid photographer, but still a newbie when it comes to astrophotography.
Based on what I can tell from my first astrophoto and autoguiding experiences, my CGEM mount has A LOT of periodic error. I'm interested at this point in using Celestron's PEC utility, PemPro or both... but am really confused about a few things regarding them.
Can autoguiders be used with a mount that's running a PEC curve and if so, is it recommended?
Is PemPro a much better solution for CGEM PEC than Celestron's own PEC Utility?
Does PemPro work on a mac running a Window's emulator like Parallels? I think it needs ASCOM drivers so those only work on Windows too.
Once I successfully upload an accurate PEC curve into the CGEM, can I then not run anything related to PEC until noticing errors again? For instance, once the CGEM is running a custom curve, can I not run PemPro?
About how long do PEC curves last on average before noticeable errors return?
Is there a specific manner in which the CGEM mount should be shut down and carried / packed / transported to avoid re-introducing periodic error?