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First light idoit! Cannot seem to focus on the moon!!! Ekos/Astroberry help.

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Hi; I wonder if someone can extend some help; I cannot figure it out what I'm doing wrong. Its the first time I do this... I have as Orion 8" Astrograph with a ASI294MM camera & 60mm F4 finder scope with an SV305  I attempted to just capture the MOON! and I cannot get it to focus??? The best I can do is the image below; I know I should be able to, as the Guide scope with svbony ccd(SV305) should work; The moon (out of focus) will grow in image size when going the wrong way with the focus, and so when I go the correct way and it gets smaller, I expected to see a clear image at one point, but after a while getting smaller (focusing in the correct way)  then starts to grow again. I cannot seem to focus it at all; so frustrating Also on the telescope. I have seen alot of people on the internet using the 8" F3.9 orion astrograph with ASI1600MM so I cannot understand why I cannot get the moon in focus; with my ASI192MM. Its way too bright... like I'm looking at the sun... I presume it is with the Ekos settings; I made the gain very low (1%, 10%) and the exposure time 0.1s to 0.01; and its always way to bright??? why??? froze my butt at -10C tonight... Any help would be great!  I'm using a raspberry astroberry unit.    
2 years 4 months ago #78714
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Looks like it's very close to focus, but still saturated. Make the exposure 1ms (0.001) and check.
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Thanks.

I was not sure if ekos was able to go that far down? I *thought* I read somewhere 0.01 was the limit. I will try 0.001 and even 0.0001 ;  I recall playing with gain (going beyond the 1%-100% limits and it crashed ekos. So I guess that scared me to not go that far down.

Thanks again.
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Hello,
I do the focus on a star near the moon before to shoot the moon.
I can't have a good focus directly on the moon.
Frank
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