New at this, about a year now.
I used sharpcap to polar align.. it seemed to work. I'm using a AVX mount
Got it to "good" according to sharpcap. Noticed that any slight adjustment when you get close was drastic. Left a smidge would result in needing to go right a smidge. North and south same. So I figure if I got it to "good" that should be fine for tracking, right?
Even just watching sharpcap without touching any adjustments the alignment adjustments would vary, but still say "good".
Started PHD2 and tried tracking after using APT to plate solve pleiades. Tracking worked to some extent, but the errors were way off. Graph was all over the place.
So how "good" does polar alignment need to be to get good tracking?
I don't know how much better I could get PA using sharpcap.. would SPA in PHD2 be a better option? Could my AVX be an issue? IE too tight in RA or something else?
Very frustrated with both processes. Can't do much DSO work without both being better than "good".