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RA with Gurley Encoder for "Tick Management"532 viewsThis is not the standard “periodic error correction.” It is a real-time tracking correction for both periodic AND non-periodic errors. This approach is called “tick management”
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New Mount Pic462 views--RA Gear: 16” (OpticCraft).
--DEC Gear: 13.5” (OpticCraft).
--Sidereal Technology Go-To System with wireless hand pad
--US Digital Encoders for motors
--High-resolution Gurley encoder on RA axis for precise tracking.
--Pittman servos, both axes
--2” Stainless Weight Shaft
--Pier with 360 degree pier rotation a
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NGC 7331 first guided image416 views8/25/2009 13" f4.7 @ f5.2
3x5min 5x5min
Sbig 11000
from my house with 1st quarter moon
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Tick Management on 9min411 viewsCombination of 30 sec 1 min and 2 min unguided pictures
Mount: New Mount
Camera: Sbig 11000
Teelscope: 8" at f6
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PE New Mount 7/21/2009407 viewsPE New Mount without Tick Management
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PE with Tick Management389 viewsNot true PE but what was measured (ignor cycles and total time the sceen shot was taken later)
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Guide Problem379 viewsUpper image is unguided and using Tick Management
The 5 min guided image should look the same.
The RA is in the direction of the elongated stars
Lower images are guided with and without Tick Management
While taking the lower images the traking error graph looked very similar in both images
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M32 10x30sec unguided366 viewsUsed tick management
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M32 5min unguided340 viewsUsed tick Management
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1 min Unguided 13"328 viewsUsed Tick Management
   
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