@Jared and @Gaston I need your help with what seems to be a Dithering Settling Issue. At first, auto-guiding with SkyGuide is awesome. I did not have any issues except for this one. As soon as Dithering comes into action during a session my images have elongated stars every 2 images I take. Looks like a Dithering issue.
In the auto-guiding tab of SGP Dithering is automatically set to ‘‘Auto’’ when selecting SkyGuide (which looks ok at first glance), but when I start the sequence, I get a perfect result on the first image, elongated stars on the second, a perfect result on the third image, elongated stars on the fourth image, etc. This seems to be related to dithering…and the problem is consistent.
@Gaston I read your ‘‘Help file’’ and I configured Skyguide for ‘‘Fast Dithering’’ but I do not know in SGP how to set an ‘‘Exposure Delay’’ as mentioned in the help file to avoid elongated stars due to dithering time (dithering settling). My Dither Time with the ‘‘Fast Dithering’’ option is about 15,000 ms (15 seconds) according to SkyGuide.
@Jared and @Gaston SGP does not seem to have the ability to set an “Exposure Delay” has specified in the SkyGuide help file. The example presented in the Skyguide help file is only for MaximDL. See image below.
How can I manage this in SGP? Should I set the ‘‘Mount Settling’’ parameter and/or the Auto-guider settling to 16 seconds to solve this problem? Or is there simply no way to set up an ‘‘Exposure Delay’’ to solve this problem when using SGP with Skyguide at this time?
This makes the use of Skyguide with SGP impossible for me at this time and I would love so much to use it. Full Frame Guiding is simply Awesome
My two cents - Would be great if SGP could directly read the Skyguide ‘‘Fast Dethering’’ Settling Time and automatically set an Exposure Delay between each exposure sufficient to avoid elongated stars. This would solve the issue automatically for all users.
Thank you in advance for your help and support guys!