I've been using my smaller SV70T so long that when I pulled out my C9.25 last night there were...some issues to say the least. After using the smaller scope so much, I forgot how unforgiving the C9.25 can be. Between guiding, dithering, and calibration frame problems it was a long night.
My primary concern at the moment is the dithering.
With my SV70T, the communication with SharpCap and PHD2 is wonderful. I have it set to dither every 240 seconds and it works like a charm.
However, with the larger scope, dithering occurs but then it never starts capturing again. I suspect I have the dithering setting wrongs for a larger scope since it is less forgiving.
Dither interval: 240sec (I do 120 second shots so dithering after 2 shots, which has been fine for my smaller scope)
Max dither step: 20 pixels
Settle threshold: 3 pixels - I feel this could be an issue but not sure where to set it
Min settle time: 5 seconds
Max settle time: 60 seconds (max setting)
Any ideas on what I need to fix?