Do you actually recenter the object at the center of the field of view of the eyepiece? Or do you place the object at the edge of field of view, and let it drift all the way across? That's the way to do it.
At the edge, as you describe, allowing more drift time. My original description was imprecise. Having eyepieces that are sharp to the edge help here.
Edited by darkandstormynight, 10 October 2021 - 09:35 PM.