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NGC 1499 Work in Progress and DIY "Polemaster" with Ekos Alignment Module

1 year 5 months ago
wcreech19
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NGC 1499 Work in Progress and DIY "Polemaster" with Ekos Alignment Mod #35089
Thanks Jasem. I'll try this but I have my suspicions now turned towards this.... See the attached screenshots, one is within the PA tool after it takes the 3rd rotation exposure (Polaris is exactly identified). The other one is a simple plate solved exposure taken at a different time. I don't remember if I had the mount in the same exactly position but the coordinates look close. In this one Polaris is NOT identified correctly, which is weird! Perhaps this doesn't affect the Alignment Tool but I'm not for certain!

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1 year 5 months ago
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NGC 1499 Work in Progress and DIY "Polemaster" with Ekos Alignment Mod #35096
You forgot to attach.

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NGC 1499 Work in Progress and DIY "Polemaster" with Ekos Alignment Mod #35118

knro wrote: You forgot to attach.

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1 year 5 months ago
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NGC 1499 Work in Progress and DIY "Polemaster" with Ekos Alignment Mod #35120
So noisy! Why such short exposures?

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NGC 1499 Work in Progress and DIY "Polemaster" with Ekos Alignment Mod #35481
A few nights ago I got to test my ASI120MM 'polemaster' with a 50mm lens mounted in the center of my HEQ5 Pro. It worked flawlessly, easily achieving a 1 minute error within minutes on the first iteration. Undoubtedly I could have gotten sub 1 minute with a second adjustment, not that it would be much benefit to be that precise on a temporary setup with autoguiding.

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Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG/ASI120mm @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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NGC 1499 Work in Progress and DIY "Polemaster" with Ekos Alignment Mod #55989
I know that this has been a while, but do you happen to have the STL file for this adapter that you could share? I'm looking for something exactly like this. Thanks!

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NGC 1499 Work in Progress and DIY "Polemaster" with Ekos Alignment Mod #55991
What do you require exactly?

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NGC 1499 Work in Progress and DIY "Polemaster" with Ekos Alignment Mod #55992
The problem with the original design of the adapter is that it is held in by the rubber O-rings, not by a secure clamp. That probably makes it shift as the mount rotates. If a clamp solution can be incorporated into the design that prevents shifting as the mount turns, it will work fine.

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NGC 1499 Work in Progress and DIY "Polemaster" with Ekos Alignment Mod #55993

El Corazon wrote: The problem with the original design of the adapter is that it is held in by the rubber O-rings, not by a secure clamp. That probably makes it shift as the mount rotates. If a clamp solution can be incorporated into the design that prevents shifting as the mount turns, it will work fine.


Indeed. I did modify my design quite a bit after those earlier posts.

INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb
Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG/ASI120mm @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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