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About TheMan

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  1. That's strange, I did have polar alignment within 5 arc minutes
  2. It slews to the target, find the location, but after the correction the error in ra & dec increases.
  3. Sorry for being unclear. I have it on a wedge and in EQ mode.
  4. The mount does not connect through eqmod, it connect stright from the synscan app to ascom
  5. I have an asi 294 mc pro, az gti and an asi 120mc. This platesolving has not been going to plan lately. I use platesolve 2 in sgp and it finds matches, but every attempt it makes to centre it it just gets worse. I have tried many solautions but none work. star aligment did not help. Any help is appreciated
  6. Went out last night and resolved the issue. I used gain 120 offset 4 and used extreme dither. Walking noise is still there, but it is not noticeable.
  7. I was reading the zwo forums and some people have been having similar issues. One guy said he found a solution though. "I used SharpCap Pro to do a Sensor Analysis and then used the Smart Histogram tool to suggest an exposure for my sky conditions which are Bortle 4, 21.45 so quite nice. The exposure recommended was 255s at gain 120 with an Offset of 4. The drivers default to 28 and 30 (ASCOM/direct) on my laptop when clean installed. With an offset of 4 I get lovely data." It seems that the 294 mc pro is having a lot of issues with many people, i'm hoping zwo can resolve them if that is the case.
  8. I don't believe I have changed anything, but i'll definitely try resetting everything to default and making a new profile. Also is -10 on the camera too low/high for good results? I don't quite understand what you mean with that part.
  9. I did blink the files and there was movement, whether from backlash, dithering or flexure I do not know, but there is significant movement. I used 120s subs guided. Funny thing is that I didn't get this issue before, it only started up recently. I might make a new profile in sgp to see if that has something to do with it.
  10. If that is the case, how would I cancel out the backlash during dithering?
  11. I used 120sec exposures. For some reason though that sequence was at gain 10 offset 10. That is a possible issue I'll give that a go.
  12. I own a zwo 294 mc pro, a 72 ed f/5.6 refractor and a skywatcher az gti on eq mode. For the past 3 nights some of my integrated images have walking noise. I have tried different stacking methods in pixinsight and in deep sky stacker yet the same result comes back to haunt me. Does anyone know how I can fix this? I use extreme dithering in sgp for anyone wondering. No darks in the integrated image
  13. It was a oppo f1. used the default camera app.
  14. it is 15x magnification with 70mm aperture
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