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guiding - after calibration - isn't the star suppose to be centered?

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guiding - after calibration - isn't the star suppose to be centered? was created by Ron Kramer

I didn't know if I should add this to the other guiding topics or ask a new. When I calibrate and it starts guiding. Isn't it suppose to start on the 0 line? (and center the star it's guiding on in the target/cross hairs? Mine only does if I I tell it to crop to a single star. Shouldn't it do this if we keep the full frame image?
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Replied by AstroNerd on topic guiding - after calibration - isn't the star suppose to be centered?

In a word ....no, it stays where it is :), same as Phd2, you can pick a star anywhere on the image...and it stays there, if it moved the start to the centre it would have to move your mount, and then you would be off your imaging target... !! :)
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Replied by nmac on topic guiding - after calibration - isn't the star suppose to be centered?

Ron Kramer wrote: I didn't know if I should add this to the other guiding topics or ask a new. When I calibrate and it starts guiding. Isn't it suppose to start on the 0 line? (and center the star it's guiding on in the target/cross hairs? Mine only does if I I tell it to crop to a single star. Shouldn't it do this if we keep the full frame image?


I know what you mean. In cropped mode (not full image), after calibration it should capture another image and crop it with the star as the center.
It's not really necessary but for consistency it should do it. And remember it did it some time ago. I just capture one star manually after the calibration.

With full frame it should not move at all, it stays where it is as AstroNerd said. If it moves your target gets off-center.
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Replied by Ron Kramer on topic guiding - after calibration - isn't the star suppose to be centered?

well yeah - what happens is I have a red cross hair. The star is way off from that. Then watching the target plot, I find all my plots are tight but wayt off center? Doesn't it have to be in the center of the red cross hair to center in the target plot?

When it crops - the star is placed on the cross hair center.
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