eFinder update

The eFinder project progresses.

Had some clear skies for a couple of hours so tested the William Optics scope, cameras and plate solving routine. Success!

The Raspberry Pi HQ camera needs to be binned 2x2 or 4x4 to get good sensitivity but then it manages to capture about 20-30 stars in a 5 second exposure. The ZWOASI 120MM-S manages  the same in 2 seconds.

Here’s a shot of the WO scope, RPi HQ camera and RPI

IMG 4060

and here’s the new hand controller. It has the ScopeDog functions (on the right) plus the new eFinder on centre and left. Its currently displaying the calculated delta in Azimuth and Altitude from solved position to target position, in arcmin.

IMG 4061

 

© AstroKeith 2021