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gardenfish

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Post Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:36 pm

Tracking

About 100% of the time I take pictures in the east and track until meridian. If I were to start tracking on the west side of the meridian what do I need to do to let PHD know I am on the other side?


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Post Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:24 pm

Re: Tracking

I don't know about PhD, but, MDL requires you to indicate the flip after you've calibrated one side.
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Post Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:20 am

Re: Tracking

If I remember correctly, I believe somewhere in the "Brain" function there is a box for reverse tracking? I may be wrong since its been a long time since I have used it.
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Post Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:41 am

Re: Tracking

If you are using the atlas and have it hooked up using PC direct mode on the hand controller and are using EQMOD, it know that it flipped automatically and there should be no need to recalibrate
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gardenfish

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Post Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:36 pm

Re: Tracking

I am running the eqmod cable from Shoestring straight from the mount to the pc, no hand controller. Will this make a difference?

Also I am setting up the mount and then right away , tracking on the west side, not starting in the east and then west if that matters.
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QSI6120 WSG-8
Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series -Ha-3nm - OIII-3nm - SII-3nm

G3 Mono - ASI290MM Mini - ST80

ES 152 AR - Atlas mount
16" goto Dob

Nikon D5200 Modded

Roll-off roof Observatory

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