Re: [guide-user] Setting up the CCD Frame and Guide chip Frame

JoeMize Oct 30 10:08 AM

Eric, several years ago I asked Bill to create a ccds.nam file entry for my STL11000XM with a MMOAG and STL-Remote (ST-237H) chip opposite the onboard chip,,, and rotated 90deg for better coverage.  When I upgraded to Guide9.1 I somehow lost it, Bill found his original eMail and resent it.
SBIG Research 11000XM            KAF-11000M   9        9    4008  2672  917 0,.6231,.1313,.1477,640,480 0,-1.08117,.098470,.196939,480,640
If you have a similar setup copy the above line and replace the “SBIG Research 11000XM KAF-11000M” line in ccds.nam   Restart Guide9.1, open the CCD Dialog box, select “SBIG Research 11000XM” item, input your FL (don’t forget), and checkmark the Show and Center Frame boxes. 
It has been so long since I’ve done a actual star comparison between Guide’s FOV and my STL11K images I don’t remember if it’s correct, it appears it is.  There are no MMOAG chip dotted sweep lines like there are for the STL’s onboard chip.  I’ve yet to compare the MMOAG chip images against Guide’s FOV as I use TheSky6 for imaging, it is very close once I remembered to input my correct FL in the CCD Dialog.  HTH...joe  :)

"May He Go Among the Imperishable Stars"
Joe Mize, StarFields Observatory,
Chiefland Astronomy Village
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 7:35 PM
Subject: [guide-user] Setting up the CCD Frame and Guide chip Frame

This is probably an obvious question. But how do you set up the FOV of the CCD Frame and Guide chip Frame? We have use one setup so long, can't remember how this is done. We are going from a 16" f/9 to an AP RH f/3.8 and changing from an SBIG STXL 11002 to an SBIG STXL 16200.

Help would be appreciated. Thanks.