The error displayed in the 'solution coordinates' box of the plate solver uses adaptive text color. That's very cool because without reading the numbers you can see based on the color whether you are in the right place (green) or not (red).
But on a dimmed display during the night, the red numbers on the gray background are sometimes very difficult to read.
Can a more readable red be chosen here?
I qualify my previous statement a bit:
Plate solving near the poles can be problematic for RA (DEC should be fine).
The explanation is because if aligned 'exactly' at the pole, it only takes 1 arc sec error to give an RA error of 12 hours.
That's why I advised to stay away from the poles to succesfull plate solve.
Thank you again for the feedback.
This confirms my choice for a new mount.
I have always used internal guider and will continue to do so.
That's competition material!
Great instruction set!
I'm going to share them with the astro club members.
Thank you again.
Is there a specific reason you use PHD2 in stead of the internal guider?
And I deduce from other messages on this forum that even more people use PHD2.
One suggestion is to use an HDMI dongle (dummy plug) so that your laptop thinks it has an active monitor connected to it. You can then choose 'real' resolutions and in my opinion the image transfer is faster.
Costs are only a few euros, so definitely worth a try.
Thank you, that is very useful feedback.
The encoders (actually only on RA) do indeed have a disputed reputation and the more I inform myself, the less convinced I am to include this one. I will certainly take into account your comment about the USB driver and the park position, which will be useful during the first use.
Maybe not quite in the right forum: but what are your findings regarding backlash?
This is cool !
Thank you !