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    Default Re: Unguided imaging on 2000m focal length sct

    The best I ever managed with my AVX and C8 SCT was 30 sec. I only managed that once (after many attempts). I usually had to back off and do only 15s or at most 20s subs.

    I was able to get 4 min subs with guiding using my AVX & SCT. Never managed 5 min subs. Even with good guiding & PA, an AVX has troubling handling those 2000mm of focal length.

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    Default Re: Unguided imaging on 2000m focal length sct

    Quote Originally Posted by seigell View Post
    Celestron considers the Polar Scope an "Option" on the AVX. This is because of the functionality of the All-Star Polar Alignment (ASPA) routine embedded in the Hand Controller of all Celestron GOTO Mounts. It obviates any need for a Polar Scope. In fact, it produces Polar Alignments in line with those from long Drift Alignment sessions (20-60 Arcsec) - while the best a Polar cope can do is 1-5 Arcmin.
    Hey, I had forgotten about that feature! I used it once when I first got the scope but then have since just used the regular alignement procedures including four calibration stars.

    I'll give the ASPA another go on my next clear night.


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