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10/17/07
Alingment and PEC Training
Filed under: Astronomy
Posted by: Lloyd @ 6:16 am

Things came together for me last night.  After performing the azimuth alingment a few days ago I was able to get the altitude alignment accomplished.  I’ve been using a software program called WebCamScheinern or WCS for short.  This program uses a camera attached to the focuser to calculate the amount of ajustment needed for the azimuth and declanation.  In my case I uesed my Meade LPI  to do this.  After the polar alignment was completed I started Meade Envisage learned how to use the guiding option.  With guiding running I then started PEC Training.  The process followed the instruction manual, which is very short on details, and when through the 150 steps which represent one revolution of the worm gear.  With this accomplished I will now try to start to get more serious about imaging.  The forecast doesn’t look too good for the next few days and when it does clear I’ll have a moon to contend with but we will see how it goes.

All in all I was very pleased on how things went last night.

 

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