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Whats going on with my LX200?

Started by Andy Campbell, 05/04/2006 09:29AM
Posted 05/04/2006 09:29AM | Edited 05/04/2006 11:44AM Opening Post
I was trying to image a comet last night. This was a 60 second integration. Anyone know why my scope would jump around like this? Seems like a lot of movement. :S

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Posted 05/04/2006 09:43AM #1
Andy, are you running Alt-Az?
Was the stacking based on two stars? (if so, you should stack on comet & one star)...

Could you give more infor about your setup/settings?

Ivan Gastaldo 8)
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Posted 05/05/2006 04:13PM | Edited 05/05/2006 04:14PM #2
Is it possible for a loose connection to introduce tracking errors like this? I found a connection that had broke apart. If it was losing contact for just milliseconds could it behave like this or would it just reboot? Thanks for your thoughts!
I have repaired and await tonight to see if it helped. 8)

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