Nexstar 4 tracking

8 years 5 months ago #93376 by manic_dave
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Hi there

im new with my nexstar 4 and im trying to take some photos with it.

the problem is the telescope does not seem to be tracking correctly.

Im using the 3 star alignment.

and the pictures all show as streaks for anything over 3 seconds exposures.

any ideas what im doing wrong?

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8 years 5 months ago #93380 by Nerro
Replied by Nerro on topic Re: Nexstar 4 tracking
Hi,
What mount are you using?
The 3 star allignment is for go to accuracy.for tracking you have to polar allign the mount properly.
Hope that helps.
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8 years 5 months ago #93381 by manic_dave
Replied by manic_dave on topic Re: Nexstar 4 tracking
hi there

im using the computerized altazimuth mount

that came with the telescope

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8 years 5 months ago #93382 by Nerro
Replied by Nerro on topic Re: Nexstar 4 tracking
Well in that case you will need to get a wedge for your mount to be able to polar allign your mount and there should be an option in your hand controller aswell.never done that before so don't know much about it but it is possible.

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