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by M Thomas Rolfsmeyer
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: PA with smaller FOV?
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: PA with smaller FOV?

Thanks Robin,

I will try using the guide camera to do the polar alignment and let you know how this works.

Tom
by M Thomas Rolfsmeyer
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: PA with smaller FOV?
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: PA with smaller FOV?

Hi Robin, I always start my polar alignment sequence with putting Polaris in the cross hairs of the FOV before starting Sharpcap. Does putting Polaris at this point exceed the 5 degree rule? I also have a guide camera that is closely aligned but not perfectly with the main scope. Can I use that for ...
by M Thomas Rolfsmeyer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: PA with smaller FOV?
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: PA with smaller FOV?

I have a Celestron C8 with 6.3 focal reducer and ZWO ASI 294 pro camera. However I can not get this setup to solve for polar alignment. Sharpcap PA works very well at F2.0 and hyperstar with the above camera but will not solve at F6.3. I have tried various setting for star min max gain etc with no l...