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Alaness

PHD problem?

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It was fairly clear last night so I went out and set up my imaging rig. It was my first time trying to auto guide with PHD and my HEQ5 so I'm probably missing something.

I started up PHD, configured the refresh rate, got the camera focused and selected a guide star - but the PHD target icon was still grayed out, so I couldn't get the software to start guiding. I fallowed the "Important instructions" to the letter but the last step still wasn't possible.

Am I missing something or is this a bug?

Cheers,

Alan

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Hi Alan - It sounds as though whilst your camera was connected, you weren't connected to the mount - Which camera are you using...? (Also, and of absolutely no relevance to this issue, what guidescope are you using?)

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After you had achieved focus did you click on STOP before clicking on the PHD icon to start calibrating?

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Hi Alan - It sounds as though whilst your camera was connected, you weren't connected to the mount - Which camera are you using...? (Also, and of absolutely no relevance to this issue, what guidescope are you using?)

I'm sure it was connected...Hmmm.

I'm using a Orion star shoot autoguider with a HEQ5 pro. perhaps the ST4 cable is damaged.

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Hmmm... I guess it could be the cable or connection, but what's your setting under "mount" - I have mine set to "on camera" (with my Lodestar) for ST4 guiding...

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