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Gina

Guiding with KStars/Ekos/INDI

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@fozzybear: I believe the correct fl is 180 mm. At least that's what I found when googling the subject.

@Gina: I use both the internal guider and phd2 for guiding with a ASI120MM-S and oag. Either works, but I find phd2 more transparent. It's easier to see what's going on, and there are more guide algorithms to choose from. I particularly like ppec (predictive pec). It also has more analysis functionality, should guiding go wrong. The built in guider is based on lin_guider, very basic and more push here dummy than phd. 

 

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21 minutes ago, wimvb said:

Either works, but I find phd2 more transparent.

+1.

The main issue with the EKOS internal guider -as with st4- is that you have to calibrate for each new sky position and after a meridian flip: more to go wrong.

I use EKOS with an indi connection to the mount and PHD2 to guide; calibrate once and forget about it.

Or try both. In EKOS it's easy to setup two profiles. One for internal guiding and one for PHD2.

HTH

 

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... and setting up in Ubuntu is easy. Just connect to the ppa and sudo apt install.

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