How track a comet using IEXOS-100?


Are there any recommended settings in IEXOS-100 for comet tracking?

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering

Hi Jhun,

Since most comets don't typically orbit in the same plane as the earth's equator, the RA and DEC position of the comet are continuously changing and therefore the only way to actually "track" a comet is to use an autoguider with the comet selected as the target to lock onto with PHD2. There is no way to do this in ExploreStars or in the ASCOM driver. Using PHD2 with an autoguiding system is the best and easiest way.
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

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Thank you for the information Jerry. Thats help a lot.. 😊