I am new to SGP and plate solving, and I had a couple of questions that I wanted to verify as I try out SGP and plate solving for the first time. As an FYI, my current setup is a 71mm APO on an iOptron ZEQ25 with a QHY10 camera.
After my polar alignment is complete with the Polemaster, do I need to do a rough one-star alignment to get the mount over to the general area of where the alignment star should be before I begin the plate solve?
Or after the completion of the polar alignment from the mount home parked position, can I use the framing and mosaic wizard to get an alignment star, draw a square around the star to center it, and then hit the “center now” button under the target setting menu? If this option is possible, will SGP be able to plate solve even if the mount slews to the alignment star and the slew puts the alignment star 15 to 20 degrees away from where it should be?
Once the plate solve is complete, how do I sync my mount with the completed plate solve, or is the sync done automatically?
Thanks in advance,