I'm diagnosing issues with the guiding on my mount which is a Celestron CGEM II. Overall getting round stars but you know... I need to get below 1" still chasing it. Anyway looking for any tips, my PHD2 session from my last imaging session is at the link below. I plan on doing PEC training and hopefully that will resolve the RA errors but the dec worries me. That night I only had a camera lens and a small 50mm scope. I don't think the load was more than 10lbs, I know I probalby don't even need to do guiding with this setup but wanted to do it anyway.
Few questions... with my setup I have a side-by-side configuration on one side is my camera and 135mm lens, and on the other is my guide scope and auto guider, does this affect guiding in any way? Regarding balance I made sure everything was in balance before I connected the cables (power/USB) and it's hanging off one end of my setup specifically the side with the main camera and lens (using my ZWO ASI1600MM as a USB Hub so everything comes off of that). Would this affect guiding this much?
Anyway I would think I could get very good guiding with this setup given that there's barely any load on the mount, but concerned that I'm still at 1.45 for this session. LInk below to my PHD guide log, thanks in advance!
- Celestron CGEM II Mount
- Rokinon 135mm lens
- ASI1600MM-Pro w/ Filter Wheel
- Orion 50mm guide scope
- Orion SSAG Guide Camera
Edited by Yassinem, 04 July 2020 - 03:36 PM.