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#1 ELDavis

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 09:42 PM

I used PHD2  tonight for the first time. The drift align tool is amazing. Even with the learning curve, it took less than 10 minutes to go from an error of 3 degrees down to 3 arc minutes. Sure beats looking at a crosshair reticle for 45 minutes while swatting mosquitos.

I was a little shocked ant humiliated looking at the error curve displayed in arc seconds rather than pixels as in PHD1. I guess this gives me something to work at improving, although I was happy with the guiding results I was getting with PHD1.


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Posted 18 May 2019 - 12:06 AM

I find using sharpcap much quicker and it's very accurate. I can consistently get under 1arc minute usually around .5 to .6


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Posted 18 May 2019 - 11:39 AM

+1 for Sharpcap. 


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Posted 18 May 2019 - 11:46 AM

I use PHD2 drift for PA. I have no view of polaris so SharpCap or Polemaster does not work. If you have a semi-permanent rig like me drift is fine since you only have to do it about 1/month. If I was setting up every night, then I would use a polemaster or SharpCap, however, PHD2 has similar star alignement methods for PA as a polemaster or SharpCap. Its call static polar alignment and works similarly. Again I have not used it since I cant see polaris.




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