ive had such a hard time guiding well with my MX+ which is a shame because it should do great. and actually it can do say 7 minute exposures no problem, but with narrowband I do have to guide for 20 minute exposures.
ive had the best luck, thank god, with Maxim, it seems to do pretty well, not quite perfect always but still. I have one very weird thing I cant figure out.
the graph, I can not get it to portray accuracy. I have tried the site and optics tab, entered the focal length. it does not seem to adjust it. basically I can see a graph, I assume if it is in pixels its probably accurate. seems like it should know how to read the pixels. but when I change to arcseconds. well basically the graph just visually looks a little bit better to put it shortly. the lines shrink, or the numbers get further apart.
no matter how much I bin the camera it does the same thing. except, the less I bin, it will error more on pixels, so it seems its reading the pixels.
I remember now, I had an idea that because I have to use an ascom driver, I cant find ZWO drivers. maybe it cant read the size of my pixels. that was my idea.
another random thing about theskyx. I did notice that turning protrack off and turning PEC off helps. it must interfere with guiding in maxim. if you use directguide bisque says they work together, but I do believe running a separate guiding program they will interfere with each other.
the other thing is. I am binning my guide cam 3x3. it seems to work the best so far. but. that image scale is about 1.7"/pixel. not ideal for guiding. now my RMS is about .4 pixels, I assume, would give an error of about .7" in each direction. which is about 1 pixel on my imaging camera. which I don't consider great but a lot of times my stars come out perfect. not quite always. but it does not really seem right to me. maybe it is because sometimes when I zoom in and count the pixels across a star, sometimes it will be say 12 pixels across and 11 up and down.
either way. maxim is working the best for me and I have to stick with it, just weird that the graph is so off, is it because maxim cant read the size of my pixels?