ASI178mc and polar alignment

Using SharpCap's Polar Alignment feature
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ASI178mc and polar alignment

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Hi all. Having a terrible time trying to pa using sharpcap. I manually align using polar scope on Heq5 to get it just about bang on, then try to refine with sharpcap but it hardly ever solves. When it does, I get to the point of rotating 90 then on the odd time it solves then, I move the bolts a bit and it’s lost again. Wasted 1hour of clear skies last night. Anyone manage to do it ok with this camera?
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Re: ASI178mc and polar alignment

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Hi,

this camera has small pixels, so may need more gain/exposure to get bright enough stars - alternatively try 2x2 binning mode.

Did you check out the troubleshooting hints for polar alignment? https://www.sharpcap.co.uk/sharpcap/fea ... leshooting - it guides you through working out what the problems might be and how to address them.

thanks,

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Re: ASI178mc and polar alignment

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Thanks, think it was me! Done a few times now so hopefully all is good.
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