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Paramount ME - How to set a southern DEC rate for sidereal?

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#1 Kevin_Mace

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 05:32 PM

Hello everyone, I need to set a non-zero DEC sidereal tracking rate in my Paramount ME (MKS4000).  In Bisque TCS within SkyX (Mac version), the allowable values of "Track Rate (% Sidereal)" are 0-200, but as far as I can tell from trials, those are all northern.  Given that it won't take a negative value, how would I set it to track, say, 99% of sidereal to the SOUTH?

 

I've looked through the documentation for both the Paramount ME and SkyX (and the standalone Bisque TCS), but I can't find how to do this.  I'm probably missing something obvious.

 

Thanks in advance for your assistance!

 

-Kevin



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Posted 30 May 2020 - 08:58 PM

Are you talking about guiding or tracking? For guiding, set the Dec. guide rate to the same as RA, or 100%. There is no north or south. If you are talking about tracking, I'll wait for someone else to answer that.

 

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#3 Kevin_Mace

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 05:09 PM

@Bruce: Yes, tracking (hence the word tracking).  I got my answer from Bisque directly, but thanks!



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Posted 03 June 2020 - 03:18 AM

Care to share the answer?




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