Hey all, I've had a couple of nights now where my PHD2 guiding fails to calibrate because the star isn't moving enough on the RA axis. I've got my step size at 1200, which I thought would be enough, and I believe I've configured my settings correctly for my guidecam (QHY5L-ii mono) and guidescope (60mm Orion guidescope, 240mm f/4) with darks library. I don't think I'm calibrating on a hot pixel, since the star is moving a little as PHD2 pulses the mount, just (apparently) not enough.
I was calibrating on a star that's not very close to the celestial equator - could this be my issue? (Target is Bode's galaxy). If this is the case, do I have to swing my scope around and first calibrate on a random star close to the equator before returning to my target for guiding? Seems unwieldy.
I've attached my guide log in case anyone wants to take a look and help me out.
PHD2_GuideLog_2019-03-16_220002.txt 9.15KB 7 downloads