i kind of feel stupid asking this, but with clear nights being crap shoot which I was never good at. Might as well look stupid.
Previously this summer, I purchased a used Advanced GT mount. I have it set up, have reset the hand set which is the origional handset I beleive. I have finally just received what I think I need to attach my camera to the mount. No questions about that.
You must unnderstand, that my previous experience with any type of mount was the Star Adventurer 2i Pro which is out of action till I feell like taking the time to try and fix. But, everything I did with this mount was pretty much manually done. Wit that said, here goes.
After I do the star alignment, which I should be able to do with I will enter into the mount my target then use the handset to fine tune the framing from there. Do I turn on the tracking at that point? Or after I have completly framed the target. I am assuming that I should start tracking after I have done the three star alignment, but I would rather be sure.
also, I have read here you can set boundries that you can set on these type of mounts so that it will stop tracking after it reaches a certange degree setting(meridian point?). Nowhere do I see that in the manual. Shoot, I don't even see in the instructions on how to do a meridian flip. Which I have never done before.
My plan is to use M31 to start with, just because it is an easier target and is easy to verify I have framed in test images.
Any general help like this would be most helpful.