Please join us at the Timberglen Library Tuesday, June 3rd from 6-8pm for our monthly APSIG meeting. This month Phillip Easton will discuss auto guiding.
Guide your way to happy round stars!
When imaging we all want to see nice tight, round stars. One of the best ways to accomplish this is with auto guiding. However, at times auto guiding can be a frustrating and problematic. This presentation will cover methods for successful auto guiding to help you get them most out of your system. First the focus will be on different types of hardware and the various attributes of each that contribute to an optimal setup. Both off-axis guiders and separate guide scopes will be compared to help you decide the best configuration for your system. Next the talk will highlight some of the free software used for auto guiding with a focus on PHD2. We will do a walk through of the new features and discuss how to configure the settings to maximize results. Through-out the talk we will present tips, discuss what good guiding looks like and troubleshooting to help you get the most out of auto guiding during your imaging sessions.
Don't forget your images for show-n-tell!