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Old 05-09-2018, 09:58 PM
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PHD2 calibration failure

I got this error tonight after calibrating.... Does this mean anything in particular is wrong? Guiding was indeed pretty ordinary, as predicted!

I had some very interesting times with PHD2 tonight, this was just the beginning. I may need more than 1 thread.....

Underneath the error box is the reason I thought I might need to recalibrate.
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:05 PM
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i got caught out at astrofest by not setting up the guide scope parameters, maybe that may have something to do with it?
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:13 PM
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How close were you to polar alignment? I have seen similar messages in the past when the polar alignment was WAY OUT.
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:37 AM
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i got caught out at astrofest by not setting up the guide scope parameters, maybe that may have something to do with it?
I'll check it but I'm sure they're OK....


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How close were you to polar alignment? I have seen similar messages in the past when the polar alignment was WAY OUT.
Polar alignment is probably the one thing that I'm fairly confident is good.
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Polar alignment is probably the one thing that I'm fairly confident is good.
Ground could have shrunk with clay soils?
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Ground could have shrunk with clay soils?
I don't think so mate.
I suspect my guiding woes are to do with grease stiction and contamination - I'm planning on completely stripping it down in the coming weeks and see where we're up to then. I will certainly check and adjust polar alignment then.... But when I disabled guiding output later on, dec drift was pretty small, so I think it is not the problem here.
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