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  1. I'm after a bit of advice.. I tried guiding for the first time tonight with my QHY5v, connected to the HEQ5pro with an ST4 cable, guiding with a finder, and PhD. Soooooooo.... not too successful. I thought I was going well. I was getting a good guide star vey easily, took PhD Darks, all seemed good. Then, it started to go a bit pear shaped. When I'd done everything in PhD (connected camera, connected mount, selected guide star), I pushed the big PhD button. The W calibration started, and got to 61, and gave m the 'Star has not moved enough' message. So I increased the calibration step to 3000ms (then 10000ms just for fun) - Still nothing. Basically, the star doesn't visibly move at all. I've got the camera selected as ASCOM (late), and then choose the QHY5v in the second (ASCOM) box that appears. Then I choose 'on-camera' (I think that's what it's called), for the mount. I've got a straight-through 6-pin RJ12 to RJ12 lead for the QHY5v to mount ST4 guide port. Basically, the mount doesn't seem to move during the first bit of calibration (W), so it fails. Ive tried the manual movement in PhD. The only one that seems to do anything is 'North', which gives me a slight change in the whirring from the mount (subtle), and causes the guide star to move slightly on the video output. South, East and West don't seem to do anything, either in the way of mount whirring, or actual star movement. Any suggestions??? Is my ST4 cable correct (straight-through 6-pin RJ12 to RJ12) to go from a QHY5v to the HEQ5pro? By the way - I'm aligning and using the goto etc of my Synscan handset, and then using the ST4 port via PhD and the QHY5v to guide.
  2. Hi Folks, This is my first caibrated deep sky image of M42, 10x 180s, 10x 180s darks, flats & bias, all at iso 400, not enough exposure really. I'm reasonably happy but it was processed in css but as JPGs as it doesn't recognose the Canon 550d Raw files. I'm not sure what is causing the concentric circular ghost pattern to the right, any clues. Thanks for any feed back http://www.flickr.co...s/41661025@N06/
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