There are two frustrating things that I remember from my early days in astrophotography, getting the target into view and getting the focus into the ballpark? It can be a frustratingly circular argument. I was using the ASI120MC (with a 1/3" sensor) which was almost impossible.
As suggested, if the Moon is visible, that's a good place to start, to get some sort of focus and an idea of alignment after a GoTo. Once you have the moon sorted out you can try for a planet or star, making sure to increase gain and/or exposure as the moon brighter than anything else in the sky.
The planet (or star) may or may not be in view on initial GoTo, although with a 11 mm square sensor at f/10, you should be in luck most of the time. This is where a well aligned finder comes into its own,
I always found it difficult to mechanically align the finder accurately with the man 'scope/camera, the adjustment screws are not precise enough.
These days I have a smaller, cheaper camera (the ASI120MC in fact) fitted to a 190 mm finder-scope (anywhere between 100 mm and 200 mm will do), and when I have a target centred in the main scope, I use the "X, Y Readout" tool in Sharpcap 4.0 to note down the X and Y sensor pixel coordinates in the finder. Next time, if I move my target to the same X, Y coordinates in the finder, it will definitely be in view, first time, in the main scope, even at f/25. I have suggested to Sharpcap that there should be a way to save this information for future use to be loaded from file as either an X, Y Readout or reticle.
Edited by Rac19, 03 August 2021 - 06:33 AM.