I image with the STT 8300 controlled by the camera software (CCDops). It guides great, though I have to manually dither (not really a big deal). But I would like to automate dithering and CCDops does not support it. PHD2 does-0-but to use that I must use SGP–which I have, just never learned how to use (I am new–been imaging since 11/2015–Learning everything at once is a bit overwhelming). I have heard of issues with SGP, PHD2 and STT-8300 self guiding filter wheel. I have never done a meridian flip either–where I live the trees sort of get in the way–I have to plan to image in a certain part of the sky and set up accordingly, so no meridian flip is fine with me. I have 2 questions
- assuming I can get PHD2 guiding to work–will the guiding be better than the CCDops controlled guiding?
2)How do you get SGP, the STT-8300 and PHD2 guiding to work?