Hey guys, i want to ask you a question regarding the Ioptron 45 pro.
After performing the mount`s alignment routine, i have most of the times, problems with guiding, and although i always use the feature "guiding assist" of PHD2, the programme always tells me that i have a poor alignment and that i should try different settings in PHD2 to improve the guiding.
So, in this step, here is my question: I perform the alignment of the mount, by leveling the tripod with the included bubble level of the mount, after, obviously, aiming the mount to the polar star area; after that i connect the polemaster to my computer, and i perform the Polemaster routine, first with the mount free of scope and counterweights, and then, with the scope , counterweights and all the equipment that i`ll use for the night; before finishing the procedure, i have the patience to center the circles, when performing the step "monitoring", in Polemaster final step, and that is a little annoying, because when im tighting all the srews on the mount, those circles always move out of the center, so, it takes a while to do it, and you have to tight a little each of them, one by one, until your satisfied.
Well, when i finish, the circles are dead center, always.
So, why, after performing the mount`s software three stars aligment, selecting a target and start guiding, i have such a message on PHD2, when using guide assist feature?
My graphics are weird also, the RA graphic always goes to -3 or -4 line and then stays more or less within these lines.
The result is that sometimes i dont have round stars on my subs, specially on the corners of the images.
What can be causing this situation? I was wondering if the cause root of this could be the washers of the mount`s screws, that attach the mount`s head to the tripod.
Why i say this? Because of the described situation above. When im tighting the screws on the PHD2 final step, the circles move everytime i tight a little, and so, im suspecting that during the three stars alignment and target acquiring, those washers can cause some shifting and polar alignment can be off after this.
Do you have a similar situation?