Doug S replied to the topic 'celestron CGX/L' in the forum. 8 months ago

Hey Jerry, Just FYI, although I've been somewhat leary of the Ekos PA routine in the past, I'll note that after 3.5.4 when the CGX axes senses got flipped back to normal in the INDI CGX driver, I was able to test the difference between the Ekos PA routine (done away from polaris by almost 90 degrees east, and using westward rotations of 20 degrees), and PHD2's drift align / guide assistant results. I was pretty careful to level the mount before hand, and let PHD2 settle for about 4 minutes (both drift and guide assistant). In the end, the results differed, but only by about 30 arcsecs or less. That's sufficient enough. FWIW, I'm running 3.5.6 (but essentially it's 3.5.5 stable as I grabbed it right after the new release was issued). Since we have the same mount (only -L version difference between us), I would think you should get ok results if you're reasonably careful in setup....

To Guy: I think you'll find it *much* easier to avoid ASPA in the hand controller and just do an Ekos PA and then use StellarSolver to platesolve on targets. If you find you're not very good at the "rough" align when you setup, you can really quickly improve your results by doing a PHD2 rough drift align to get close (but no need to let it settle). Then switch to Ekos PA and dial it in quickly. Just a thought....

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