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Old 04-01-2015, 05:59 AM
glend (Glen)
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Frank there is nothing wrong with the NEQ6 being used for imaging. A good polar alignment and orienting to exactly true north helps alot. Try downloading the new version of the handset software as that has the polar alignment correction routine in it and that's a big help for correcting PA if your mount is setup each time you use it.

If your serious about imaging you will eventually wind up autoguiding the mount for long exposure accuracy. An autoguiding setup is not expensive and you save alot of time with messing around with drift alignment etc.

Autoguiding software is free (Metaguide and PHD2), you just need a guidescope and a guide camera with an ST4 port - all of which can be had for less than $500.

Once you can guide your mount things get much easier.
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