Star Tracker alignment

Started 3 months ago | Questions thread
W5JCK
W5JCK Veteran Member • Posts: 3,731
Re: Star Tracker alignment

The ballpark alignment, which is what a I call it, will help some for telephoto at 600mm, but probably not much. I can get up to 8 sec at 400mm if I’m really lucky, but usually less. It is close enough to keep me from having to constantly readjust the camera to keep the Moon in the FoV, so that helps.

To get the Moon and stars when the Moon is a crescent, you might need a bit more shutter time. But if you can get a good alignment, you can take several exposures at various exposure levels to create an HDR image. If the Moon is too bright though, it will wash out the stars.

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