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22-07-2017, 04:33 PM
If I am using software like SGP and am platesolving, is there any benefit in having sophisticated sky modelling? I guess it just means that initial target will be closer to correct before plate-solving kicks in?

jwoody
22-07-2017, 08:16 PM
I don't think so. I use SGP and EQMOD and don't bother with a sky model at all any more. Plate solving takes care of it all.

billdan
22-07-2017, 09:10 PM
I agree you don't need sky modelling when you have plate solve and sync.
Unless you are silly enough to image unguided and then a good sky model can help.

I don't even bother with a star alignment when I first switch on, I just go straight from park to the target, then plate solve and sync, another goto command then puts the target dead centre.

Cheers
Bill