The Heart must Follow

I'm really fighting with field rotation.If your mount is not aligned perfectly to the polar star, even with good guiding, this puts strong constraints on your exposure times. Even off axis guiding does not solve this problem. If you miss aligned just 1', the guiding star is 2 degrees away from your image and you're 60 degrees above the horizon, field rotation will accumulate on a 30 min exposure to about 5 pixel on my Atik 490ex.As I build and tear down my setup for every session, there is a limit of time I'm willing to spend for alignment. All Star Polar Alignment on my mount gives me about t…

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