I am new to this Forum. I really cannot figure things out like the other Forums I belong to, so please bear with me until I learn.
I recently purchased a license for SGP. I also purchased a new cooled camera, a ZWO ASI174MC Cool.
I have the camera up and running through DGP, so that isn’t a problem. I did have difficulty finding focus, with back focus of nearly 130mm required for my ES102ED OTA. I also had difficulty understanding the controls for cooling on the camera, but got help from the ASI Group at Yahoo.
Now I am trying to solve the Plate Solve issue, and find what instructions there are, very confusing. I decided on Plate Solve 2. I have the current version of PHD2 uploaded and working, per the SGP notice that I needed to upgrade it. I really don’t like the new version of PHD2, as I feel it isn’t as accurate as my last version.
Tonight was the first night I tried to use the plate solver, and from the notices that pop up, it seemed to work, but only the plate solving worked. Apparently it is not working with the mount for re-centering on the target I desire.
I also tried to use the center here mode, and it did move the mount, but never centered things at the center of the photo. It was always off by about 1/3rd of the screen width.
So right now I am spinning my wheels on the plate solver, and as usual, with complex software, very confused. I hope someone out there can help me with whatever I am missing. I do not have snap shots of the screens, as I am using Windows 8.1, and haven’t a clue as to how to take those snapshots. Actually, I’ve never understood a lot of the features in my browsers. I am a dummy computer user that always needs help.
Guess that’s it right now. CaleyAnn