How can I alter how much it moves the mount? I tried again tonight and every time it moves the mount the star gets lost. I tried upping the search box size to 50, don't know if that would help or not, but it didn't. Even so, the star moved outside of the search box every time anyway.
I know I can do it manually, but just providing feedback on the motorized method.
As an afterthought, it could be that the focal length or pixel size entered into PHD2 is incorrect. The clue came from Iver's post earlier. Currently I show the pixel scale on the screen but I suspect that showing the focal length and pixel size could be more intuitive.
Tonight was clear enough for testing so I did a number of tests at different focal lengths, different reference stars and at many distances from the pole inclduing one where it was several FOVs away. I've just submitted a bug fix plus a few useability changes which shoudl become available in the next dev release.
I was just coming here to say that I thought the problem is a pixel size issue. I remembered that my guide camera's ASCOM driver incorrectly reports the pixel size as twice what it really is.
Last night I used the tool with my main imaging camera (ASI1600mm-c) and the movement piece worked perfectly. The star was continually tracked.
My issue now is that "I think" that the tool was using the wrong time somehow. I took some screenshots, but they are on my PC at home and I'm at work... I'll try to describe.
The green circle was very very close to the "correct" circle (I forget what color, but probably purple from the other screenshot in this thread). However the tool was asking me to move a point roughly 60 degrees away (clockwise) from where it currently was. This would have resulted in gross movements. I know I'm not that far off. If it told me to move from my green circle to a point close on the "correct" circle, I'd believe it.
Also, when using my imaging camera, the scale of the star diagram was very small. It was impossible to determine what stars went with their letter label, save for Polaris. So I just used Polaris.
I'll attach screen shots this evening.