…but I can’t get this program to even start let alone take a picture. My problem this evening is with PHD. I have a Lodestar in a QSI583wsg OAG. I got everything ready with the sequence tools. Camera connected, filter wheel connected, mount connected. Sequence set. A simple sequence of some short Luminance frames just to get the hang of the programe
Then I got PHD guiding. However, no matter how many times I go into the autoguider tab and set the thing to PHD and save it, I start the sequence and I get the error message that the autoguider won’t settle.
So I go back to the sequence tool, check the autoguider tab and it says that no guider has been chosen when I did select it, save it and clicked on OK. I went through this about a half dozen times before I through up my hands and said that I should have spent the extra money and bought MaximDL. At least when I had that program a couple years ago, it worked for me without all the blue air. I guess the extra dollars makes the program easier to operate.
Another thing, when using frame and focus, I have it set at 2X2 binning. But the time between each exposure is quite long. With Nebulosity, it refreshes quickly. I suppose there’s something else that I’m missing.
To recap, everything is connected, the mount is aligned and guiding, but SG says that, even though I selected PHD, it keeps telling me that the guider wouldn’t settle and when I check the tab, it says that no guider was selected.
I hope you can tell me what’s up. I’ve followed the directions.
Ready to put up the white flag,