Old 27-12-2013, 03:56 PM
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STT-8300 no guide stars visible

HI all;

I recently bought a Paramount MX and have it balanced, polar aligned and an initial supermodel done and now wish to train out any PEC in the MX. When I went to setup the guide chip in my STT-8300M (I had not used the guide chip before) it doesn't seem to show anything (have done the mirror slide adjustment and used the focus nob over varying time intervals (2-15 secs) and incremental changes in focus and nothing visible apart from diagonal dots of lines and noise (main camera shows image ok though). Tried this in CCDOps (8 sec exposure attached) and Sky-X (4 sec attached) and neither shows any stars visible. Tried differing star fields also and nothing (again main CCD shows stars ok). Any suggestions on what I could be doing wrong or contacts to try?

Thx for any help you can offer and hope you all enjoyed your Christmas


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Old 27-12-2013, 05:41 PM
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Old 27-12-2013, 09:44 PM
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