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by Spidy
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: Camera names
Replies: 22
Views: 1923

Re: Camera names

I'm not sure where to find the GPS function in the scope controls but I was thinking about plate solving and why you couldn't use it to star align the mount.

If anyone can add links to tutorials on the subject, that would be greatly appreciated.
by Spidy
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: Camera names
Replies: 22
Views: 1923

Re: Camera names

Yeah, thanks Robin. The next challenge is to star align the mount. Celestron has a procedure that uses their CPWI software but I'm not a fan of removing camera rig for eyepiece to align the star, rinse repeat three or four times, then put the camera rig back on. Anyway, yet another challenge. I was ...
by Spidy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: Camera names
Replies: 22
Views: 1923

Re: Camera names

Yep, absolutely stoked with the result.

Just one more question if I may. On YouTube there are people saying your mount needs to be switched off while doing this procedure? I actually had CPWI running while doing this. I assume that was wrong?
by Spidy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: Camera names
Replies: 22
Views: 1923

Re: Camera names

Thanks Robin.

I think I got as far as I could. I've attached a screenshot.
BTW, should I remove the ZWO ASCOM drivers am Sharpcap 3.2 uses the ZHO ASI drivers?
Regards,

Phil.
by Spidy
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: Camera names
Replies: 22
Views: 1923

Re: Camera names

Yeah, I had better success last night and actually got Sharpcap to resolve a plate solve. Couldn't get past the rotation step, so looks like I'll be buying a license.

Thanks again for your advice and your patience. :D
by Spidy
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: Camera names
Replies: 22
Views: 1923

Re: Camera names

So this is the output from Astrometry.Net: TAN-SIP Structure: crval=(214.223, -78.3423) crpix=(4083.59, 1564.51) CD = ( -4.1979e-05 -0.00015821 ) ( 0.0001584 -4.2077e-05 ) image size = (4944 x 3284) SIP order: A=2, B=2, AP=2, BP=2 A = 0 0 4.3588e-07 0 -2.6604e-08 -6.2835e-08 B = 0 0 -8.6068e-07 0 -4...
by Spidy
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: Camera names
Replies: 22
Views: 1923

Re: Camera names

Yeah, that's a good idea, thanks Robin.

Kind regards,

Phil.
by Spidy
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: Camera names
Replies: 22
Views: 1923

Re: Camera names

Yeah, I don't know Robin. I swear I could actually make out the trapezium shape of the Octans, but no joy.

Does anyone want to buy a telescope?
by Spidy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: Camera names
Replies: 22
Views: 1923

Re: Camera names

Tried both versions 2.9 and 3.2. Couldn't Plate Solve under either. Will try an All Star Polar Align to get close and attempt it again. One question I have, the manual says the mount should not be tracking while you do this, but the stars in my very tight field move quite quickly. Is this correct, n...
by Spidy
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: ZWO Cameras
Topic: Camera names
Replies: 22
Views: 1923

Re: Camera names

Thanks Robin, it certainly does help. Next clear night I'll give it a go.

Kind regards,

Phil.