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#26 kathyastro

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 07:25 AM

Aiming at Jupiter is not enough.  The mount doesn't know that's what you've done.

 

You need to:

1. Tell the mount you plan to do a solar system alignment.

2. From the menu, select Jupiter as the object you plan to align to.

3. Wait while the mount slews to where it thinks Jupiter ought to be.  << This is what turns on tracking!

4. Manually centre Jupiter in the eyepiece with the hand controller.

5. Tell the mount when you have it centred.  This completes the alignment.



#27 zeddie

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 09:06 AM

Just had a thought. Is the mount turned on? With tracking turned on? If so, and it is not aligned then it will "track" off the target (e.g. Jupiter), since it will be tracking in the wrong direction(s).



#28 hdoraisamy

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 06:43 AM

Hi there!

 

So here's what I did:

 

Performed a solar system alignment with my Celestron 8SE

Swapped the ZWO with my DSLR (For some reason, the ZWO is super sensitive and the moving target appeared. This does not happen with my Canon DSLR)

Took stills instead of video

 

See final result of Saturn and the composite of Jupiter with Callisto, Ganymede and Europa! This is my best astrophotography image to date!

 

Final Saturn
 
Final Jupiter with moons And bands

 

I owe all of you one! Thank you for the invaluable advice!! You rock!


Edited by hdoraisamy, 27 September 2020 - 06:44 AM.

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