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PEC training the EQ6R-Pro

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#1 nimitz69

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 04:45 PM

Before getting auto guiding functional I plan to do PEC trng on my mount.  For those who have this mount, how much improvement did you see unguided & guided?  I plan to do it even if the answer were “not much” but just curious.

 

also, since I’ll be doing this manually with a reticle EP, any tips on the procedure?


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 05:15 PM

I haven't trained the PEC on mine but the PE curve was very smooth and PEC should work well. There have been some threads on this in the Mounts forum. Here's one:

 

https://www.cloudyni...-pro/?p=8795584

 

Edit: PEC training really requires a guidecamera that can record multiple PE curves, which are then averaged with the effects of wind and atmospheric distortion removed, to produce a smoothed curve. Single pass training doesn't work well.


Edited by DuncanM, 16 February 2019 - 06:35 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 09:54 AM

thx for the link, that answers a lot of questions & looks somewhat straight forward to accomplish since I already have EQMOD up and running with CuC, PHD2, SGP & Sharpcap all recognizing my equipment.   Obviously need to get auto guiding running but I want to get SharpCap PA working first .... tonight is forecast to be clear so with the almost full moon up it will be a good time to finally get this put to bed so I can move on to the other stuff ...


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Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:50 PM

thx for the link, that answers a lot of questions & looks somewhat straight forward to accomplish since I already have EQMOD up and running with CuC, PHD2, SGP & Sharpcap all recognizing my equipment.   Obviously need to get auto guiding running but I want to get SharpCap PA working first .... tonight is forecast to be clear so with the almost full moon up it will be a good time to finally get this put to bed so I can move on to the other stuff ...

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