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Offline peter larkin

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phd max RA polemaster
« on: 17:12:27, 03 May, 2016 »
Hi all
I was out last  night  setting up my new polarmaster once I got the hang of the software it easy to do.
A nice bit of kit. It all new to me being just started in astro pics.
I opened up PHD slewed to an object  picked  a star clicked on it PHD done it's thing when the trend graph came up
The yellow was almost straight the red line was very squiggly very close together .
It put a message at the top PHD will correct  Itself if I turn up the MAX RA  I take it the button  MX 2000 is what it's  telling
me I  tried to turn it up over the 2000 but it would not go any higher.
Can anybody  point me in the right  direction.
Pete

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Re: phd max RA polemaster
« Reply #1 on: 22:27:32, 03 May, 2016 »
Pete

If you are having to turn it up to 2,000 then something else is awry.

1) Did PHD calibrate.

2) How big are the "squiggles". Little "squiggles" are quite normal as the seeing moves the guide star around. Big "Squiggles" are bad news. If you put in the telescope focal length then the size of "squiggles is given in arc seconds and that is handy.

3) How long is the guide exposure?

4) What equipment are you using?

PHD is now getting a little long in the tooth and has no active development for some time. PHD2 has superseded it.

Chris

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Offline peter larkin

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Re: phd max RA polemaster
« Reply #2 on: 10:41:02, 04 May, 2016 »
Hi
Thanks for that I will try it .
I will will keep you posted.
Pete

Offline Nomis Elfactem

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Re: phd max RA polemaster
« Reply #3 on: 20:50:56, 04 May, 2016 »
Pete - definitely move over to PHD2... it's light years ahead of PHD !

Also, to Chris's point what kit are you using (focal length of scope and guide scope) as that will help us determine settings.  The other thing to remember is it will vary if you are imaging straight up towards the zenith or down near the horizon (where stuff moves a whole lot faster in terms of angular velocity).

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Re: phd max RA polemaster
« Reply #4 on: 17:00:26, 08 May, 2016 »
Hi
I am using a SW st80 and  qhy511l guild camera
Pete

 

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