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  1. You may want to describe your home position so people can check it is correct. If you haven’t checked and corrected cone error you would be better doing a 3 star align as the last align takes any cone error into account. Other than from the house, what are you using to supply power to the mount? Is it at least 12v and enough amps?
  2. Not so bad for your set up but at the kind of image scale you will get with that kind of setup, the max of 3 mins for Jup is a bit misguided.
  3. Any initial expert tips you want to share with us?
  4. The mount will track at sidereal rate as standard. You can improve tracking by using PEC but you would need to train it first.
  5. It could be less stable when lowered as the feet will not be spread as far apart.
  6. Is the image flipped as the edge rind is from 9 to 12 not 12 to 3.
  7. You don't "need" to discard them. Do a stack with and one without and check what difference you can see between the two stacks.
  8. As we are talking imaging here, ND3.8 would be better.
  9. Give it a go. That's a sure way to find out!!
  10. Or you could look in the IKI Observatory section here on SGL!!!!
  11. Will not work on a planet but you can focus on a near by star and then move to the planet without touching focus. It is best to focus by eye directly on the planet but if that doesn't work for you then a star it is.
  12. Thanks. Yes, let's hope it does actually improve the image for some people rather than just make people feel good about a new RMS number. Will be interesting to see the situation develop over time as more people start to use it and we get some actual image comparisons rather than RMS comparisons. Would be good if a bit of free software can save people the expense of having to upgrade mounts or replace old worn ones. Time will tell.
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