lodestar x2

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toharra
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lodestar x2

Post by toharra » 09 Oct 2019, 00:16

I am using my newly purchased lodestar x2 with maxim dl version 4.2. I am able to focus easily but when I try to set up guiding, the error message "unable to detect guide star" keeps appearing. I have tried to use a very bright star i.e. Caph and still the same results. Any ideas.

Best regards,
Tom O'Harra

Dunmunro
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Re: lodestar x2

Post by Dunmunro » 10 Oct 2019, 04:24

toharra wrote:
09 Oct 2019, 00:16
I am using my newly purchased lodestar x2 with maxim dl version 4.2. I am able to focus easily but when I try to set up guiding, the error message "unable to detect guide star" keeps appearing. I have tried to use a very bright star i.e. Caph and still the same results. Any ideas.

Best regards,
Tom O'Harra
Have you tried using it with Astroart?

toharra
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Re: lodestar x2

Post by toharra » 10 Oct 2019, 14:50

No, as I don't have that program.

Dunmunro
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Re: lodestar x2

Post by Dunmunro » 10 Oct 2019, 16:01

toharra wrote:
10 Oct 2019, 14:50
No, as I don't have that program.
There's a fully functional free demo available here:

http://www.msb-astroart.com/

I don't use Maxim, so I can't really comment on that.

merlin66
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Re: lodestar x2

Post by merlin66 » 11 Oct 2019, 08:32

I ‘ve been using AstroArt for many years.
I use an Lodestar for guiding my Spectrograph and an ATiK 314 for Spectral Imaging.
No issues, no dramas just does what you want it to do.

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