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Offline clive

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How do i get forcus
« on: 19:30:02, 22 October, 2017 »
Hi  right then how do i  forcus my ccd camera   with no live view like  a dslr  has got  i have got electric forcuser  but i need  to slew to my  alignment  star first befour i send my mount go to my targit  its all new to me hope its not a daft qwuestion and im not thinking right 

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Re: How do i get forcus
« Reply #1 on: 20:44:33, 22 October, 2017 »
Clive

Not stupid at all. What software are you using? A lot of software has Autofocus software but it depends on what you are using. Once you get used to it, autofocus is brilliant.

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Re: How do i get forcus
« Reply #2 on: 20:54:15, 22 October, 2017 »
Hi chris im useing sg pro  cheers

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Re: How do i get forcus
« Reply #3 on: 22:48:02, 22 October, 2017 »
Clive,

if your not using auto focus yet,  SGP has "Frame & Focus"   select that and a box should appear with binning and exposure time.   start of with a bright star and 1 second exposures binned 2x2,  if your download takes ages Id suggest using a subframe for it to download quicker.

You can either capture 1 frame or hit the start button to start a loop of images.   

See pic

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Re: How do i get forcus
« Reply #4 on: 16:17:37, 23 October, 2017 »
Cheers  chris cant wait to give ccd my first go when its clear

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Re: How do i get forcus
« Reply #5 on: 16:18:22, 23 October, 2017 »
Cheers  chris cant wait to give ccd my first go when its clear

Who     lol     

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Re: How do i get forcus
« Reply #6 on: 20:53:19, 23 October, 2017 »
What is a clear sky  8)
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Re: How do i get forcus
« Reply #7 on: 11:34:29, 24 October, 2017 »
Ditto!!

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Re: How do i get forcus
« Reply #8 on: 11:46:06, 24 October, 2017 »
What is a clear sky  8)

Its that thing you good folks in the west and north sometimes send to us in the east :-)
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Re: How do i get forcus
« Reply #9 on: 13:34:29, 24 October, 2017 »
True ha

 

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