Hi - I am a newbie on this forum, but have long-appreciated the information and advice it provides. I just started putting together my first rig for DSO astrophotography and I'm hoping someone can help with an autoguiding problem.
I have been trying (without success) to use PHD2 software and the ZWO ASI290 mini camera to autoguide my polar-aligned SkyGuider Pro. I have been able to get all the way to the calibration step, successfully connecting the equipment and auto-selecting a star to track, and have made the following changes in the PHD2 settings:
Global menu -> Dither --> check the in RA only box.
Aligorithms menu -> Declination -> Dec guide mode: Change to “off”
After about 2 minutes of attempting to calibrate, PHD2 returns an error message that there was not sufficient RA star movement, and does not complete the calibration process. In the meantime, the LED (for 1X speed) on the SkyGuider Pro blinks as if it is receiving data from the computer.
Any suggestions for how I can successfully complete the calibration process? Thanks.