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Old 01-05-2013, 09:54 AM
Novichok test rabbit

LewisM is offline
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I use a 900mm fl guidescope, and had to radically adjust the PHD settings for the SSG - agressiveness to 120, and calibration steps to 600. Otherwise, it just gave up guiding after about 2 minutes.

With SHORT FL, "out of the box" settings work perfectly for it - like through the Orion mini guider (but watch the eggy stars, thanks to the so-so optics and field curvature of those little mongrels).

My images improved SIGNIFICANTLY when I went to SOLID mounted guidescope (no guider rings = no flexure), and a good guide scope with good field correction. No more SLIGHT eggyness. Yes, more headaches finding an in-field star, but upgrading to a Lodestar autoguider solved that (the SSG is NOT very sensitive)
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