I have my cem120 now permanently outside, as the nexdome is weeks away. I've been trying to work through alignment issues.
So far i managed to use sharpcap to polar align to about 0'14-0'24" or so according to its info, via the 60mm guidescope + asi290mm mini.
Despite this, star pointing accuracy has been suspect.
I tried polar iterate alignment too to be safe (though i didnt touch azi or alt knobs this time after sharpcap, just left/right arrow is all i had to do). When i did vega and deneb, surprisingly they were close in view. It said to bring the star to about 1/2" from center which i assumed means for instance, off to the left side a tad from center. I'm not sure if this is how it supposed to work, but each time i'd hit enter it would move to the other star and keep cycling back and forth, no message about "completed".
Then i decided to do 2 star align (also tried 1 and 3, same result), i would line up the first star, which in this mode was often off by a bit using my red dot as the guide, bring to center hit enter, then when you would reach the last alignment star and hit enter i get.. "Please run any alignment procedure first!"
I'm confused at this point, with sharpcap polar alignment looks good, even polar iterate from the HC was close. If i do view model error on the HC it gives the same error.
What am i missing here?
Thanks in advance