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Guiding with AZ GTi

7 months 2 weeks ago 7 months 2 weeks ago by rbarberac.
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Guiding with AZ GTi #47349
I'm using EQMod driver to drive a Skywatcher AZ-GTi directly, without any other interposed software. It works pretty fine, but I've seen that the errors are not uniformly distributed. They cluster around clumps separated by 4" or so. I've attached a screen shot showing the drift plot.



My question is, anybody has detected a similar pattern? Could it be related with the mount? Can I do anything to have a better behaved system ;)

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7 months 2 weeks ago
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Guiding with AZ GTi #47371
I don't have this mount, but have a look at this rather large thread over on 'Cloudy Nights' www.cloudynights.com/topic/586532-new-sk...gti-goto-wifi-mount/
Lots of tips and tweaks to make this mount even better.

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Guiding with AZ GTi #47373
Thanks you, I'll read this thread... again. It has become almost the only reference about this mount :D :D

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7 months 2 weeks ago 7 months 2 weeks ago by rbarberac.
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Guiding with AZ GTi #47375
What I think is very suspicious is that the distance between clusters, about arcsec, is just the resolution of my guidescope/CCD combo: each pixel on the CCD is just 4 arcsec of sky. If you look in detail at the drift plot, you can see that the guide frames are clustered on a regular square grid of 4" of side... just the pixel pattern on my CCD.

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7 months 5 days ago 7 months 5 days ago by rbarberac.
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Guiding with AZ GTi #47822
Found “the problem”. Trying to obtain a better guiding I’d selected the “fast” algorithm. Once I reset it to “smart” the clumps has disappeared

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