I hope this is the correct forum to ask this question about imaging the planets. I imaged both Jupiter and Saturn last summer and I did not have that much trouble keep the planet in the FOV when trying to image these planets. But this summer I am having a more difficult time keeping the planet centered and in the FOV using either Firecap or Sharpcap. I am trying to take a minimum of one minute and halfway the image is already drifting out of the FOV.
I have a Celestron Goto Scope the Evolution 8 which should track the planet but when I switch back from the camera to the eyepiece to see if the planet is centered, I have to slew the scope to re-center the plant and try again. I don’t know if there is something I can change on my telescope to correct this behavior like a backlash setting etc.
I have the ASCOM drivers and I have bee told that both Firecap and Sharcap can use telescope drivers to position the scope instead of using the hand control. Not sure if that would help using either of these products to help keep the image centered. I tried the Firecap Auto Align with mixed results.