Wait, please not mix focusing sky objects with aligning the whole scope to the sky.
Starsense is not connected to the optical path of telescope. Its like a external finder only.
Starsense have not any external signal output. Here is only connector for cable going to the Starsense dedicated HC. Never heard about use SS camera for guiding or any kind of imaging.
I own one, maybe I missed something?
In theory it is possible, but how to take the camera output in usefully format?
About camera I cannot say which sensor it using, but found somewhere this:
The camera uses a high sensitivity, low noise 1.2 megapixel CMOS sensor with 3.75 micron square pixels. It images through a fully multicoated 20mm f/2 doublet objective lens.
Yes I have mixed "aligning" and "focusing" notions. Sorry for my confusing question. I'm living in Antwerp (Belgium) and my domestic language is Dutch).
I'm aware that Starsense isn't a guider camera.
I try to rephrase my question:
After initial star alignment (finder mode) and focusing (smallest FWHM) with the aid of the Infinity software,
should the use of Starsense be an advantage when slewing the telescope to the desired object?
With the Starsense one can fine-tune the pointing accuracy in the area of the sky where the desired object will be.
When that has been done, slewing to the desired object should place it near center of the image display.
Repeat fine-tuning for next object.
This question was to evaluate, if the investment in a Starsense would improve the tracking accuracy of my Celestron Nexstar 6SE (spur gears).
As such avoiding to purchase a Nexstar Evolution mount (worm gears).
Another consideration was, for a budget of 1,000 €, I can buy:
a) an ATIK Infinity mono
b) a Starlight Xpress LODESTAR X2 mono (about 625 €) + a STARSENSE (about 370 €)
Note: I can buy a Celestron Nexstar Evolution mount for about 990 €).
In short: "Does it make sense to buy me a Starsense"?
My mainly goal isn't to go in complicated/expensive astrophotography but to extend my visual observing and to better document the observations.
I hope that I have clarified my question and thanks in advance helping me to plunge into EAA.