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Offline Peakedge

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SGP and PHD2
« on: 11:43:32, 19 January, 2017 »
I'm making a slow transition to using SGP; sort of getting the hang of one aspect before adding another. I've just built an auto focuser and got it working with SGP and at the mo am happy with the results. My next step is to guide via SGP with PHD2 rather than running it separately. I believe that you start PHD manually but configure SGP to do the rest. Is this correct? Does it connect the equipment, find a star and calibrate as part of the SGP sequence? Are there any settings I should be aware of/ I've looked here and seen the settle time required post focus etc and checked the manuals but I'm not getting the fuzzy feeling that I can just let it go and do its own thing.

I also cannot find the check box in SGP for cloud removal  :ugly:

Please help. Any advice welcome.

David
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Offline Roger B

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Re: SGP and PHD2
« Reply #1 on: 13:20:25, 19 January, 2017 »
Yes it can do that,  but I prefer to open it myself maybe calibrate & lock onto a star.      But SGP can do all this....   

Rog
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Offline Peakedge

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Re: SGP and PHD2
« Reply #2 on: 14:54:22, 19 January, 2017 »
Thanks Rog

I assumed it could since people are lucky enough to have clear skies and the time to image more than one target a night and must just click and go!!

Doing it your way, have you started guiding manually or does SGP do that during sequence prep and if not will PHD still dither?

David
Skywatcher 200 PDS on HEQ5 Pro with EQ Tooth
Finder Guider and QHY5
Modded 100d and Astronomik CCD CLS filter
PHD2, Astrotortilla, BYE, DSS PS3

Offline Roger B

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Re: SGP and PHD2
« Reply #3 on: 15:23:19, 19 January, 2017 »
SGP takes control once the sequence starts,  It detects  the star and stars to guide.     Even if I have started to guide outside of SGP

Rog
Scopes - TS65q, W/O 110 Triplet
Mount - EQ6 PRO via  Eqmod,  Rowan belt modded
Cameras - SX694, QSI583WSG,Lodestar Guidecam, GP-Cam, QHY5II.
TS 9mm OAG
Quantum 7x1.25 EFW, Baader LRGB,Ha,OIII,SII Filters 
Quark chromo

SGPro, Pixinsight.

************AND NO TIME TO USE IT************

Offline Peakedge

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Re: SGP and PHD2
« Reply #4 on: 15:32:36, 19 January, 2017 »
Rog, that's given me the confidence to have a go later. Press the button and see what happens.........

David
Skywatcher 200 PDS on HEQ5 Pro with EQ Tooth
Finder Guider and QHY5
Modded 100d and Astronomik CCD CLS filter
PHD2, Astrotortilla, BYE, DSS PS3

 

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