Very frustrated with basic SA and phd2 setup... |Even on manual guiding, the mount goes into its blinking and the star visibly drifts in seconds. I leave it without guiding and with good polar align it stays nicely, BUT not good enough for a 200mm more than 40 sec. Turn on align and within 5 seconds the star is moving off and the SA mount starts blinking.
Wondering if the problem is with the mount itself?! I am using the Orion starshoot and as far as I can tell, all the settings recommended by people here, no dec, assume orthogonal, hysteresis 10, aggr 70 max ra dur 3000, min mov in pix 0.2. Good polar align. Have latest version of phd and started back to wizard and new equipment a couple of times.
But click on guiding (and it does have green cross) and then the corrections keep increasing after only seconds! And can't even guide manually, which I really don't understand, so am thinking it is the communication with the mount. 2 nights of 2-3 hours was annoying!
Any thoughts would be appreciated.