locked Re: 2 Star Alignment frustration #alignment
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You're bang-on....so long as the scope/mount is 'close to NCP'....the Goto Auto Centre / plate-solving centres the object really close to dead centre.
I've been having fun finding, centering and tracking Saturn, Jupiter, Arcturus and Antares until some clouds moved in.
Regarding the process above, I did a PA first, then brought the scope back from 60deg to the weight arm being in the vertical down position, then completed steps 1 through 5 above. Worked great....thanks!
And I think I understand now why you just don't need to leave the ASIAir app...it has everything in one simple interface.
My only issue is I've been using my guide scope and camera thus far. My main scope with my Canon DSLR is acting weird. It can perform a PA just fine, but then has trouble finishing the Goto Auto Centre plate-solving procedure. Any exposures I take are grainy and it can't centre the object. The guide camera can do these things just fine...but the resolution is way too low obviously.
Played with the exposure on the DLSR quite a bit ....but I'm getting tired and need to call it a night. Need to save some problems to keep me busy tomorrow night :)
Thanks for the updated steps....I've put them all into an 'ASIAir Pro with iExos 100' guide which I'll post into the ASIAir forum.
On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 4:36 PM Wade Prunty <wadeprunty@...> wrote:
Mounts: iExos 100, Skyguider Pro
Scopes/Lenses: Main/Orion 80mm, DSLR/Tamron 18-400mm lens, guide/ZWO-340A
Eyepieces: 20mm, K9MM, KE100
Cameras: Canon T2i DSLR, ZWO120MM (guide)
Imagine Software: iPolar (for Skyguider polar alignment), iCap, Explorestars, Canon EOS Utility
Processing Software: Photoshop