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#1 kudich



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 09:45 AM

Hello everyone,

I believe someone has already asked similar questions before me in here, but a search over topics did not gave exactly what I want.

I have a meade lx200 12 inch. I need to trac a solar edge, acquire image using CCD and do some data processing. I assume exposure time will be around 100 msec. There will be about 100 shots with small dwell time, so each session is about 12-15 seconds - significant time.

Could you please suggest, how to make the standard mead telescope track the sun?

I saw some people load in memory an imaginary asteroid which has same orbit parameters as the Earth, but 180 degrees retarged to the Earth. If this is one of the solutions how do I load this object into autostar memory?

Any other ideas?

Many thanks


#2 Mark Sibole

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 06:54 PM

The scope will track the sun no problem in standard mode as I have done it for years.It will keep the disk right in the center for a few hours with no issues.Ive had my PST mounted to the LX200 and locked on the sun and it stayed there for more than 5 hours.



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