I have been using SGPro for a while and LOVE it. I was wondering how others use Plate solve and centering to get the perfect framing. I have framed my image in CDC and StarryNights and found the perfect angle I want and position. NOW how do I set up SGP to mimic my screen. I every thing can be done via SGP Rotator, focus and filterwheel. I will give an example of what happen.
I was imaging NGC891 (and BTW i am missing all the little galaxies i was hoping to get) during the first half of the night. At 1:30 i had the scope change objects and do Horsehead. Well Horsehead is perfectly centered however Flame is so close to the edge that it will look so bad once I process it because of dithering and cropping.
Do you use Coords of an object that is to be centered? how do you force the rotator to be at a specific angle ? I have tried to set “On target start, rotate to:” but this seems to mess up when the rotator tries to go past or goto 0 Deg. I use Moonlite focuser.
Any suggestions would be great. I am wasting a great dark window (only two days due to weather) because of this issue.
If some one could explain the how the rotator and solve feature work together that would be awesome. Thanks?