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New moon and looks clear for most of the night - having another go at M1 :)


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Trying to get to grips with the CEM70G and its not a walk in the park yet. The built in USB hub refused to work tonight, the iPolar took ages to be detected and the mount didn't connect initially with the PC. Its cold tonight -3C, that's probably relevant. Using my backup USB2 hub.

 

Having another go at M1 after hopefully sorting out my collimation. The mount did one thing right and stopped 5 degrees past meridian. Did a manual flip and APT plate solved back on to M1, I doubt I can combine the two halves but I can choose the best sessions.

Here is how PHD2 is coping

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I give an update later.

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Hi Paul, I use the iPolar on my CEM40EC and normally the first launch of the software fails to connect, so I close the app and try again and it then works.

 

Are you using PHD2 for guiding, if so run it at 9s nothing less and make sure your calibration is good, then use the guide assistant. Balance I find is critical as well.

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47 minutes ago, Jkulin said:

Hi Paul, I use the iPolar on my CEM40EC and normally the first launch of the software fails to connect, so I close the app and try again and it then works.

 

Are you using PHD2 for guiding, if so run it at 9s nothing less and make sure your calibration is good, then use the guide assistant. Balance I find is critical as well.

I stepped it up to 6 sec but stars seem more distorted , I've settled on 4 secs for the moment. (I didn't plan on guider darks above 6 seconds 😀).

 

I must check the voltage on my supply that may be the culprit. The poor hub performance and over all startup performance isnt something I'm happy about. If its something I can address I will. 

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10 minutes ago, Carastro said:

Giving it a miss - too cold - watching Trump's Impeachment trial instead.

 

Carole 

😁 Its compelling stuff. I'm  pretty obsessed with Mr T and the reality distortion field he projects it but I'm mindful not to express my opinions here 😉.

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57 minutes ago, paul said:

😁 Its compelling stuff. I'm  pretty obsessed with Mr T and the reality distortion field he projects it but I'm mindful not to express my opinions here 😉.

Paul, this is a friendly forum, and you can talk freely without fear of moderation.

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