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RE: [Losmandy_users] Pem Pro and polar alignment your thoughts please


Jan 23, 2008

 


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#36058 Jan 23, 2008

Hi all,



I've just bought Pem Pro mainly as help for polar alignment. Last night

the sky was clear as crystal and I thought I should test Pem pro. Two

hours later I put the polar scope in, and did the polar alignment. No

matter how many adjustments a did the tracking in the program asked for

more, when I finally put the polarscope in I was way out of target.

Lot's of people I asume uses Pem Pro in this group, are you using it

for polar alignment or mainly for checking the PEC? Anyone else founds

it time consuming?



Shall I spend more time with it or just leave it and use the polarscope

instead? How many arcseconds wrong are "good" polar alignment?



Best



Lars



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#36060 Jan 23, 2008

Hi Robert,



In my first try I did as you suggested rough alignment with polar

scope first and then Pempro driftmethod, it worked good in one

direction but in the other it went wrong. The problem seems to be

that you need to know what direction the knobs at the adjustment

acts, it seems simple but it's not. The software tells you what

adjustments to do, if you not know what exactly direction this is on

the knobs you are way of. It's such small adjustmens and you can't

see what you are doing. I think I have to try in daylight and mark up

the knobs some how. I have not given up but this takes time.



Best



Lars

--- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "photons" photons0@...> wrote:

>

> hello Lars, if you have the polar scope "i just got mine" why not

> drift align after a rough alignment with scope? or you can try a CCD

> method in the links section i came across, that looks very

> interesting. something ive been meaning to try out, once all the

other

> testing ive got on the to do list is done. im also curious how well

> pempro works for alignment and results others had.

>

> robert

>

> --- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "lgw09" lgw@> wrote:

> >

> > Hi all,

> >

> > I've just bought Pem Pro mainly as help for polar alignment. Last

night

> > the sky was clear as crystal and I thought I should test Pem pro.

Two

> > hours later I put the polar scope in, and did the polar

alignment. No

> > matter how many adjustments a did the tracking in the program

asked for

> > more, when I finally put the polarscope in I was way out of

target.

> > Lot's of people I asume uses Pem Pro in this group, are you using

it

> > for polar alignment or mainly for checking the PEC? Anyone else

founds

> > it time consuming?

> >

> > Shall I spend more time with it or just leave it and use the

polarscope

> > instead? How many arcseconds wrong are "good" polar alignment?

> >

> > Best

> >

> > Lars

> >

>



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#36062 Jan 23, 2008

If you have the Gemini try the Polar Correction in the Gemini, it

works rather well and takes less time than drifting I think.

Floyd --- In Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com, "lgw09" lgw@...> wrote:

>

> Hi all,

>

> I've just bought Pem Pro mainly as help for polar alignment. Last night

> the sky was clear as crystal and I thought I should test Pem pro. Two

> hours later I put the polar scope in, and did the polar alignment. No

> matter how many adjustments a did the tracking in the program asked for

> more, when I finally put the polarscope in I was way out of target.

> Lot's of people I asume uses Pem Pro in this group, are you using it

> for polar alignment or mainly for checking the PEC? Anyone else founds

> it time consuming?

>

> Shall I spend more time with it or just leave it and use the polarscope

> instead? How many arcseconds wrong are "good" polar alignment?

>

> Best

>

> Lars

>



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#36063 Jan 23, 2008

Hi Lars,



If there are having problems with the polar alignment feature of PEMPro then

I invite you to post them on the PEMPro CCDWare forum, as I may miss them

when you post here. If you could email or post your polar alignment log

files I will take a look at them. There will be some improvements in the

next minor point release that will make the polar alignment feature easier

to use.



-Ray

> -----Original Message-----

> From: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

> [mailto:Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of lgw09

> Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 2:03 AM

> To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: [Losmandy_users] Pem Pro and polar alignment your

> thoughts please

>

> Hi all,

>

> I've just bought Pem Pro mainly as help for polar alignment.

> Last night

> the sky was clear as crystal and I thought I should test Pem pro. Two

> hours later I put the polar scope in, and did the polar alignment. No

> matter how many adjustments a did the tracking in the program

> asked for

> more, when I finally put the polarscope in I was way out of target.

> Lot's of people I asume uses Pem Pro in this group, are you using it

> for polar alignment or mainly for checking the PEC? Anyone

> else founds

> it time consuming?

>

> Shall I spend more time with it or just leave it and use the

> polarscope

> instead? How many arcseconds wrong are "good" polar alignment?

>

> Best

>

> Lars

>

>

>

>

>







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