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Strategies for precise sub 30" centering - CGEM

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I am constantly observing that 9 out of 10 times, the lowest precision I can set the Align module to is 35", or it'll get stuck in an endless platesolving loop with the mount never getting more precise than about 29~35" when using Capture&slew.
I was wondering what strategies do you use to get a more accurate goto. I need to image a very large target for my fov, where I barely have wiggle room for +-10" coming from dithering, so I'd need my initial centering to be repeatable within 10" over several nights. I can obviously center manually but I was wondering if there are known automated workarounds. For example, I believe I can set a slower slew rate via Celestron's "custom 9 rate", but would that increase the chance of getting a better goto? It sounds like it'd be very nice to have the possibility of having the Align module use pulse guide to achieve final centering, but I know that's beyond the scope of the module. Any suggestions are welcome!
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