I recently acquired a used StarSense and the adapter to connect it to my CG5-GT. Everything seems to work, but I'm interested on ways to improve.
I have two observing locations in the yard, both of which can see only about 60% of the sky. Thus the position of the scope depends on what I want to see. My understanding is the StarSense unit can hold only one set of user alignment points, so I will always need to do one of the two sites manually. Is this correct?
Is there a general rule of thumb on how to select alignment points? I've tried to pick them more or less equidistant around the visible sky areas and then add a calibration point or two close to where my focus is. This seems to get everything within the field of view of a 25mm eyepiece on my C8. That is OK, but my confidence is a bit lacking if hunting dim objects under bright skies! Is there a better strategy to use or common operator errors I should be aware of?
I don't expect magic, and feel that I'm getting "OK" performance, but if I can get it to do better it would be great! Thanks for your thoughts!
Edited by GSqwid, 17 September 2019 - 01:14 PM.