Ron Kramer wrote: rather boring unless you're looking to get into the software
wvreeven wrote: Is that a private video on facebook? I am not allowed to see it. Perhaps we need to be friends first. My facebook name is wvreeven. Otherwise search for Wouter van Reeven. There are two of us (the other one is a cousin once removed) but you should be able to figure out who is who
knro wrote: Thanks for sharing Ron. Few observations:
1. Use the remote solver on StellarMate instead of Online. You just need to select "Astrometry" driver as one of the Auxiliary drivers. This would probably be faster than online.
okay done. I don't have to install any FOV files? Hoping it's faster!
2. Minimum pulse should probably remain at 100, any value under that would make too many smaller pulses that might actually make guiding worse than better.
I typically run the min very low on PHD (lower than recommended for most mounts) Low setting in PHD for me has to do with seeing. If I see oscillation I know it's chasing seeing and I increase it.
But I'll go back up to 100 and check it again now that ST4 works. (thanks!) will do.
3. Maximum pulse should be keep at one value, I see you keep changing it.
YES trying to learn what the "tuning" settings are. Since the manual doesn't really explain - I have learned the software by trial and error so far. (I asked elsewhere - what do the 2 gain types adjust?)
4. Binning 2x2 will help resolve the star better.
I agree - but I get SLITS (see other post about guiding). If think you'll see that in the video. I had 2x2 and when I looked I had SLITS. the brighter the star the longer the slit.
You can see I almost clicked one - or did and tried then went to 1x1 to get a "STAR" instead of a slit. ???
5. The guiding rate value is for the MOUNT guiding rate.. if you change it, nothing changes really. The only thing that happens is that it <strong>suggests</strong> the <em>recommended</em> proportional gain to use.