Board Index Tutorials Cable Mgmt Long Version

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  • #1580

    Sean
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    @h2opolo

    here is a more in depth version of the cable management video that has a lot more detail

     

    #1738

    Brian
    @europa

    Where is the autoguider cable to the mount? Does this somehow run through the USB? Thanks.

    #1765

    Sean
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    @h2opolo

    Yes it does.  If I go ST4 I just run it direct otherwise I’m just using USB directly through the hub to the computer

    #1766

    Sean
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    @h2opolo

    Sorry for the late response I’ve been out of town for work.  If you want to talk on the phone send me a private message and I’ll give you my number

     

    sean

    #1774

    Brian
    @europa

    No problem, thanks for getting back. I think I figured it out…as soon as the clouds go away, I can try it out.  Besides eliminating an additional wire, do you see any improvements? Thanks.

    #1781

    Sean
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    @h2opolo

    There is a lot of argument that goes on between ST4 Guiding and Pulse Guiding.  Most of the long term guys will tell you that pulse guiding is better but frankly I have had success with both.  Pulse guiding does remove the cable from the system which in turn removes one possible problem from happening.  I still have the tendency to use the ST4 cable but I always make sure to use the Auxiliary Mount in order for PHD to know which way the scope is pointing, thus saving me from having to re-calibrate every time I move the scope.

    #1808

    Brian
    @europa

    Thanks Sean, I did remove the ST4 and my guiding is 1,000x better. Still not where I would like it to be, but I haven’t had much in clear skies to playbaround.

    i did want to offer some additional info that may help others, I live in the Los Angeles area, bottle class 8, perhaps this makes a difference in which option works better????  I have noticed in the past that when I was in a dark site, the ST4 method worked very well too. Thanks for your help.

    #1809

    Sean
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    @h2opolo

    Glad to help.  Seeing conditions make a big impact on guiding.  Learning to work those adjustments helps to. Run the guiding assistant all the way through and let it compensate for your backlash and it will really clean it up.  Keep me posted.

     

    sean

    #1810

    Sean
    Admin/Moderator
    @h2opolo

    I’ll post you a link with a really cool guide to tweaking PHD.  Let me dig it out

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