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offset tracking for second scopes on main scope

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Joe Perry Posted: 07-03-2019 5:38 PM

hi

it is hard to align two or 3 scopes.. on one mount.. boresite align on a star say.

 

what we need is the abilty to choose the camera and tell the telescope the

off set in (x,y) or alt/elv or  RA/DEC that the camera looking though a second

type scope on the same mount is pointing..

 

then when you select an object the skyX,,,,,, the camera or second scope you

choose is used with its off set..

 

so you would align main scope.

then point that scope at the same star you want centered.

 

and add that to the camera on that scope or some second scope choise

in the menus.

 

ota + refractor + 70mm finder all need to be boresighted centered.

 

joe perry

 

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Joe Perry:

what we need is the abilty to choose the camera and tell the telescope the

off set in (x,y) or alt/elv or  RA/DEC that the camera looking though a second

type scope on the same mount is pointing..

 

then when you select an object the skyX,,,,,, the camera or second scope you

choose is used with its off set..

 

so you would align main scope.

then point that scope at the same star you want centered.

This could be accomplished by creating a custom, multi-element field of view indicator (TheSkyX > Display > Field of View Indicators).  This post (and the subsequent posts in the thread) show how to create a multi-element FOVI using Image Link.

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Joe Perry:
what we need is the abilty to choose the camera and tell the telescope the off set in (x,y) or alt/elv or  RA/DEC that the camera looking though a second type scope on the same mount is pointing..
As well as the way Daniel has just suggested, you could do a TPoint permanent-mount recalibration for each of the three scopes in turn and save the .tptx files with appropriate names. Loading the correct one will make the pointing right for that scope.

The recalibrations will award the scope in question differ its own ID and CH terms, which are essentially a fixed offset. An extra refinement is to unfix the TF term manually to allow for any differential flexure.

 

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