Orion with astrotracer miscalibration fix

Started Dec 10, 2017 | Discussions thread
OP Polacofede Contributing Member • Posts: 944
Some findings


Yesterday i tried again.

First i compared the K3II compass against the cell phone, they seemed to display similar alginment. Hence i thought that i could use a piece of the rod and stick it to compensate just the magnetic declination that according to a site was apx -8. However that was not enough, i had to compensate for something around -15. It seems to me that the rod placement needs to change according to the camera orientation, i might be wrong.

Of course i need to do more tests. However i think that a firmware upgrade allowing to enter the compensation manually would be the best as it seems to me that would be fast and more precise.

To make things worst i lost my remote shutter so putting the hands near the camera to trigger i have noticed that also affects the compass.

Anyway... i'm very happy.

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