I am entering my target data into SGP from Stellarium, using this format (e.g. for M97):
RA: 11:15:43.42 (Stellarium said 11h15m43.42s)
Dec: 5455’44.2" ( is the pre-existing degree symbol in the SGP target dialog)
Is that the proper/correct way?
I ask because SGP truncates or rounds off the data such that is is a one or two arcseconds off. I also notice that centering the target (with local Astrometrey ansrv) puts the center of my fov a few arcseconds away from the target (as shown in Stellarium) AND that moving the scope in stellarium back to the displayed target puts me actually on the target when I take images with SGP.
Everything is using J2000 (Stellarium, Stellarium Scope, EQMOD, ansrv. SGP) and my clock is sync’s to microsoft’s time server.
I don’t have this problem using Stellarium, Stellarium Scope, EQMOD, and astrotortilla. Astrotortilla puts me dead on the target and Stellarium shows that as well.
What am I doing wrong?