Pretty rough night out here. After spending nearly $400 getting the entire mount cable managed and cleaned up with zero snags and even weight distribution, I still had a rough go with the setup trying to get the Jellyfish nebula.
I set up a sequence for 72, 300s images tonight, and packed it away about 25 images in, as radar showed clouds coming in in ~ 20 mins but even before that only 12-14 did not have trails and bad stars.
A weird behavior to report, when I ran unguided, I was able to pull off 60 second unguided sharp exposures, but with Guiding started the DEC axis spiked 200 arc seconds away..the graphs should show that. When I changed the DEC direction it fixed it but then within a minute or two it spiked again.
I do not know if that is a bug, but I tried everything to adjust and get it smoothed out, but it didnt really seem to make a difference.