I have been collimating my EdgeHD8 regularly, as I switch back and forth between the normal secondary and Hyperstar. I just eyeball the donut of an unfocused star.
Is there a better way? I use SGP and SharpCap. I have a Hotech Hyperstar Collimator, which gets me very close but I don't think it is perfect, I think need a star test to get perfection.
Some things I am looking at:
- CCDInspector looks really good, but I use SGP, and I think CCDInspector needs CCDSoft of MaximDL (?)
- Get a TriBahtinov mask, one that is hinged to fit around my Hyperstar camera.
- Some simple software to tell me if the hole in the donut is perfectly centered.
Comments on what works best would be appreciated. The star moves off center when adjusting collimation, so software that can control the mount would be sweet, to keep that star centered.