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Just for fun, SBIG STT-3200ME, 20200502, 



    
        

            Geert Vandenbulcke

Just for fun, SBIG STT-3200ME, 20200502

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On 2 May 2020, over a period of 4 hours I took 120 images, each 60s exposure and 60s interval at 1093mm focal length, unguided with my AP1200GTO mount, periodic error correction enabled. So the mount was just running without autoguider inputs during this period. This was to measure the changing brightness of a HADS variable star GSC3810-1553.

As I had all those images anyway, I wanted to see how much the mount drifted in this 4 hour period, so I stacked the first and last images and measured a drift in RA of 14.08 arcseconds in RA (3.52"/h) and 66.56 arcseconds in Dec (16.64"/h). This star is at +55° declination.

A mount with optical encoders would probably do better, but for me it's largely well enough.

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Just for fun, SBIG STT-3200ME, 20200502, 



    
        

            Geert Vandenbulcke