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Offline gfletcher

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PHD Guiding Screen
« on: 13:14:14, 19 March, 2016 »
Hi guys
What are the recommended views to have open on the PHD main screen (i.e graph,star target etc)
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Re: PHD Guiding Screen
« Reply #1 on: 14:16:58, 19 March, 2016 »
Just the guiding graph is enough for me.

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Re: PHD Guiding Screen
« Reply #2 on: 15:23:19, 19 March, 2016 »
I find the target and star profile windows to be useful.  Displaying the S/N ratio on the main graph can help in detecting the early onset of high level thin cloud.
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Re: PHD Guiding Screen
« Reply #3 on: 15:52:43, 19 March, 2016 »
When I use it I have everything turned on, gives you something to watch and its better than the C%$p on the TV. The trendlines and corrections on the main graph are very useful for fine tuning settings. Corrections every guide cycle suggest something is amiss.
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Re: PHD Guiding Screen
« Reply #4 on: 16:21:45, 19 March, 2016 »
Just the graph for me

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Re: PHD Guiding Screen
« Reply #5 on: 23:03:17, 19 March, 2016 »
Just the graph for me also.


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Re: PHD Guiding Screen
« Reply #6 on: 07:07:49, 20 March, 2016 »
I found that an excess amount of information on the PHD screen takes your mind off imaging as you are constantly trying to get things improved. It very nearly caused me to give up on astrophotography due to the quest for a perfect graph. If your guiding is working, ignore what PHD is doing as much as possible and let it get on with it's job.

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Re: PHD Guiding Screen
« Reply #7 on: 19:53:23, 20 March, 2016 »
I have the graph, target and star profile open and find all of them useful.  By looking at the FWHM star profile I can tell if any of the movement is due to a deterioration in seeing and it's as they say "chasing the seeing".... I also look at the target to get an idea of in which axis and by how much the corrections are being made which just puts the 3rd dimension on the graph itself.

Plus that fact I'm a data analyst by profession so love looking at charts and data just for the shear hell of it  ;) :thumbup:


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