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Joined: 21/10/2019
Messages: 8
Can I use one of the plate solving programs to pass two alignment points to the Argo Navis instead of doing a manual alignment? You're probably aware of this but I think the process would be as follows:

1) Position the scope and associated camera to a point
2) Take a picture and have it plate resolve to the coordinates
3) Submit the coordinates as an alignment point
4) Move the scope to the next position
5) Do the same process again.

Is this even possible? I know that you can use any star (point) to align but didn't know if one of the programs like Astrotortilla would be able to interface to Navis directly or via some Ascom interface.

This would enable a totally remote alignment process if it could be done.


Joined: 17/10/2019
Messages: 122
Location: Mount Kuring-Gai NSW Australia
Hi John,

Thanks for the post.

Since an identical thread is on the ServoCAT Group I will just post a link to that there :-

Gary Kopff
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