Re: Guidescope field AND main camera field - fixed relative positions

grantcblair Apr 30, 2013

This is most excellent, Bernd (and Bill!). It will take a little playing with, but that looks to be EXACTLY what I am looking for.

Guess it pays to read the comments at the end of the configuration files sometimes :)



--- In, Bernd Brinkmann <bernd.brinkmann@...> wrote:
> Hello Grant,
> > Hi Bill (and anyone else who knows the answer!),
> >
> > I find myself in the position of having a guidescope whose orientation is fixed,
> > relative to my main field of view. Actually, right now I'm using an 80mm APO for
> > primary imaging and an LX200 for guiding. Yes, you read tha the right way round.
> >
> > My APO is fixed very rigidly to the LX200, but is pointed about a degree or so
> > east and a little south of the main FOV. Is there a way to set up double
> > frames/reticles in Guide such that they're of appropriate sizes and maintain a
> > fixed relative spacing/orientation?
> >
> > As you may surmise, this would be primarily for figuring out which targets even
> > HAVE appropriate guide stars for me in my current configuration....
> yes there is. You have to create your own ccd camera in the file "ccds.nam" for
> an english language Guide. The explanation how to do this is at the end of the
> above mentioned file.
> As a starting point copy the line with your main camera and give it a new, not
> already uses ID number. Then you have to add the offset and size of the guider
> chip. This will need some trial and error in your case, because you have
> different focal lengthes for your imaging and guider telescope. The units given
> for the offset are the width and height of the main chip.
> I hope this information is sufficient for you to start with.
> Clear skies
> Bernd
> Bernd Brinkmann
> Sternwarte Herne, MPC code A18
> Herne, Germany
> e-mail: info@...