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Cancington42

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  1. Still for sale? Will you ship to canada?
  2. Thanks for the info! The reason why I got pempro is because I’m noticing a particular jump that occurs at a specific time, it looks like periodic error. I was getting great guiding at rms 0.98” or so, then last week sometime I noticed this jump happening at the same frequency of time. Then I started getting an rms of 1.8”. I hadn’t needed to throw away any subs, then had to throw away three one night. Pempro seemed a bit expensive, but someone had recommended it. I havent tried eqmods autopec.. but I guess I’m stuck with pempro now, can’t typically return softwsre, so I’ll give it a go and see how it goes. i checked out the manual and found that the worm gear has 180 teeth! Just in case anyone else is using pempro.
  3. I just got pempro in hopes to tack periodic error. It’s asking me for the worm period based on how many teeth there are on the gear. Does anyone happen to know this value? thanks
  4. Thanks for the info! I found this cable but it says that it wont interface with the eq6. Will this interface with the eq6-r? It’s rj-45, which is the plug type for the controller, then I’d get rid of the controller all together and the mount will plug directly into usb, which is exactly what I want.. but.. This mount has a permanent PEC tracking option. When taking out the hand controller and connecting directly to pc, How can I use the PEC training that I did to track sidereal with PEC? https://www.ontariotelescope.com/EQDIR-USB2-EQ-Direct-USB-Cable-for-Synta-HEQ-5-and-Orion-Sirius-ASCOM_p_1283.html
  5. Thank you so much for all the information!! I didn’t realize I could skip the hand controller and go rj45 directly into the mount for control. I’ll give it a try!! Just have to het the cable first!
  6. Thanks for the reaponce guys! I’m using an eq6-r. From my understanding I need to connect rj-12-com to com-usb to the SynScan controller, turn on pc direct mode, then I use eqmod and other software for guiding and controlling the mount. I dont think I can use an rj-45 to usb to control the mount and remove the controller. Can I??
  7. I’m trying to do some cable management and it’s time to replace the rj12-com to com-usb. The com connection is bulky.. anyone know where I can find an rj-12 to usb cable that is meant for connecting a mount controller to a computer? Thanks
  8. i was wondering if anyone had any experiences with the idas uv/ir and the idas uv/ir ha enhanced. Any advice would be appreciated about which one to use with a full spectrum camera.Thanks!
  9. Yes, already established, new to this. thanks for the advice! I’m not quite sure what setting you’re talking about, can you please specify what setting you mean? thanks!!
  10. i had another chance to do some imaging tonight and setup with the auto guider based on advice mentioned here. the Cal sign in the bottom right turns yellow, and gives an error. i've polar aligned using the polemaster, and tested it to be true over the course of several hours. please refer to the first post for a list of the equipment being used. i've attached two images showing the main screen after running for a bit, and another shot of the calibration data. i took the screen shots after everything was disconnected. even though it doesn't look as smooth on the graph as it probably should, i was able to get 4 minute exposures with solid tracking, but i heard a lot of corrections taking place in the mount and it sounded a bit off. the night previous when i had not used the auto guider i set the exposures to 2 minutes, and upon reviewing them there were 2/3 of the images were slightly off and lost pinpoint stars. i'm totally new to this, but i figured if i had solid polar alignment that a 2 minute exposure would be a piece of cake for the EQ5 with a 150mm reflector. am i wrong in thinking this? i read online that it might be something to do with backlash compensation, so i checked my setting and RA and DEC were both set to 0. i then set each of them to 4 arc seconds based on what someone had mentioned in a forum elsewhere. is this an appropriate value to use for backlash compensation? would this setting cause issues with auto guiding? the temperature outside while working is about -5 Celsius, would the temperature have something to do with pour tracking, and guiding? i hope someone can give me some advice as to how to approach this. Thank you for all your help!!
  11. Thanks for your help guys! I’m going to give it another try tonight if i get a clear night, and take your advice.
  12. I just recently got an eq5, skywatcher 150mm (750mm FL on full frame) reflector and the orion magnificent. Set it up, polar aligned with the polemaster, then found the object i wanted to photograph, loaded ph2 version 2.6.4, picked a star and set it to start guiding. At first there was no read out in the history, but i heard corrections being made. I took a 4 minute exposure and there was a lot of streaks, gave it a minute, same thing. In the history panel things began showing up, but was all over the place. I stopped the guiding, and went without which ended up being 2 minute exposures with an iso of 1600. I’ve attached a screen shot of the last thing on the computer. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! thanks!
  13. Thanks!! That’s what i figured but didn’t want to pull out screwdrivers to get the job done. I’ll give it a go!
  14. I agree entirely!! When using the pole master there is just RA adjustments, nothing in Dec, but it’s nice to be able to have it tight.
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