Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Issues guiding with new scope and OAG on a CGX' in the forum. 7 hours 11 minutes ago

That looks pretty good to me Ron.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Issues guiding with new scope and OAG on a CGX' in the forum. 22 hours 50 minutes ago

That’s strange. It should only ask you to make a new dark library when you create or modify a new connection.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Issues guiding with new scope and OAG on a CGX' in the forum. yesterday

I forgot to mention that I do see the PE from the guiding log, though I’ve not made any attempt to fix it. In fact, I’ve done almost nothing to improve guiding. This is the performance right out of the box for the CGX.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Issues guiding with new scope and OAG on a CGX' in the forum. yesterday

Hi Ron. The pixel scale is .5". My first attempt guiding two nights ago with PHD2 (before the image above) was around .3-.7 RMS. Much better than last night.

My main imaging camera on this scope is an ASI071MC-Pro using the ASI290mm-mini through the OAG.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Issues guiding with new scope and OAG on a CGX' in the forum. yesterday

So I did have some progress, just not with the internal guider. I was able to guide successfully using PHD2. It has no issue tracking and following the star and making corrections. So last night I set up EKOS to interface with PHD2, and had my first imaging session (albeit short at only 30 minutes before the clouds rolled in). I had a decent run with sub arc second accuracy at times, but seeing was a limiting factor. Total RMS was around 1.1.

Here's the resulting image.




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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Issues guiding with new scope and OAG on a CGX' in the forum. 2 days ago

I should add that I reduced the guiding rate down to .1 and all the way up to 2, with virtually no difference. I didn’t mess with any other settings.

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Andrew Burwell created a new topic ' Issues guiding with new scope and OAG on a CGX' in the forum. 2 days ago

I recently got an EDGE HD 11 with .7 reducer and an OAG to guide with. I'm having trouble getting guiding to work at all.

I mostly have the default settings set. I configured all the new hardware including the main telescope with a focal length of 1960mm and am using the main scope for guiding with the OAG. I have it set to pick a guide star automatically. It picks one, then as soon as it starts guiding the star moves out of the guide box within about a second or two, and then it never regains the star, and I end up with an error message about how the guiding didn't work.

I was using the Celestron NexStar driver with the CGX as well as the ZWO ASI290mm.

First time using an OAG, so I don't know what difficulties there are.

I was able to guide successfully in PHD2. RMS was around .6-1.5 arc seconds.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Ekos Dark Library problem' in the forum. 5 days ago

Right...This library is only for the darks created by EKOS automatically when you first use your cameras, or change an exposure setting.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'Ekos Dark Library problem' in the forum. 5 days ago

Have you shot darks yet? I was confused by this at first myself because I didn't realize you can't load a dark library into it. When you first capture an image it will ask if the camera has a shutter, then it will shoot a single dark image. It does this for both the main camera and the guide camera. The darks gets added into the library into the folder that is set in that area.

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Andrew Burwell replied to the topic 'How is QHY's CCD support on Mac?' in the forum. 1 month ago

I was thinking about getting the QHY16200A, but didn't see it listed under QHY supported devices. Is that page still correct? Or is this device supported?

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Andrew Burwell created a new topic ' How is QHY's CCD support on Mac?' in the forum. 1 month ago

I'm interested in getting the QHY16200a with the built in filter wheel. Any idea if the drivers support this camera?

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