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I have recently bought a Orion Starshoot Autoguider. I downloaded phd 2, eqmod and ascom stuff. After a small research I found out my mount (exos 2 gt) doesn't support computer acces without firmware upgrade and fancy cables but I have the st4 port so it shouldn't be a problem. In phd I choose camera as Starshoot Autoguider and mount On-Camera. Aux mount and AO are both none. My wiring is one cable to pc from camera and another to st4 port from camera. When I started looping I selected the star with no problem. I choosed the one star alignment option from my hand controller and after centering the Archturus in the middle of view I pressed ok and it was successfull. I started guiding and after a while I get the error: RA calibration failed star didn't move enough.
Hello all , due to moving house, it is with deep sadness that I need to sell my gear. Most items I would prefer not to post and would be collection only , any smaller items that can be, postage will have to be covered by the buyer. If you are interested in any of the items please send a P.M and we can discuss it , So here goes
Skywatcher Esprit 80 ED pro triplet in alu flight case this has not been used £750.00 SOLD to Kaliska Field Flattener for the above scope , this has not been used £ 80.00 SOLD to Kaliska Skywatcher evostar 80ed ds pro + mask , used in G.C £220.00 Sold .85 R/FF for the above scope , used £100.00 Sold Baader 2" click lock M56 for the evostar £35.00 SOLD to (Adeking) 9x50 finder , used £25.00 Sold AZ EQ6 GT GEQ & ALT -AZ , used twice £900.00 SOLD to jbro1985 QHY Polemaster, used twice £170.00 SOLD to Kaliska Baader Neodymium 2" filter £ 30.00 SOLD Stargazer McCabe Baader H-Alpha 7nm ccd filter £ 100.00 SOLD to Handy_Andy As far as I know all the literature will be included as from new and in all their original boxes , all the above are like brand new and have been loved and cared for .
I would love for someone to buy job lot at a price of £3500.00 , which would include many items I have not listed , power supply , many adapters, leads ect ect
If you have any questions please feel free to ask
Thanks for looking
I am going to apply Permanent PEC correction to my AZ-EQ6 GT SkyWatcher mount in an attempt to eliminate most minor negative contributions to my so-and-so autoguide. I will do that by following instructions on the SynScan manual. Does anyone have some advice?
I also started using Guide Assistant of PHD2 and applying the calculated min-move and backlash changes suggested by the system. More, I tweaked the worm and gear bugs of the DEC axis to reduce the backlash, and after a few attempts I found the right position between screeching and jerky movements of the mount at one extreme, and shaky setup at the other. I hope getting some improvements to my awkward setup because I am afraid that the heavy (14-16 kg) and long (1600 mm focal length) Meade 7" refracting scope plus guide scope is close to this mount's limiting payload, and difficult to be correctly balanced. In addition to seeing, its length also makes it strongly sensitive to wind gusts making PHD2 log graphs look not so good. I cannot minimize these effects without changing my scope, which I don't want to do because of crisp images it yields under (rare) favourable conditions, so I started a search to minimize everything else that can be addressed.
Thank you for useful suggestions!
I just purchased an Orion CCD autoguide camera that has the built in ST-4 interface. I did so because I thought that would be a cleaner connection directly from the ccd autoguide camera to the mount. But I just read that if you use the CCD ST-4 interface directly to the camera, the protocol does not support providing pointing information to the guide software. e.g. PHD documentation states that if you use CCD -> PHD -> USB 2 serial interface -> hand controller, then PHD can tell what side of the mount the telescope is on and where it is pointing so it can guide better and you don't have to reverse stuff when you flip. But if you use the RT-4 interface, PHD can not obtain that information since the protocol does not support it.
Thinking of returning the Orion CCD for one that does not have ST-4. Would that be the correct thing to do?
Good Evening. I just unboxed my first scope ever. I have a ASI120MM that I am attempting to mount on a Explore Scientific 8x50 scope to use with PHD2. I have no clue what adapter is needed to join the 1.25" OD tube with the eye piece which is also 1.25" OD. This doesn't even begin to address focus. The other VooDoo is not overwhelming. The challenge is not being in a place to touch the solution on the shelf. Any "Guidance" is much appreciated. Thank you.
Virginia City, NV
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