First of all, thank you all for contributing in feeding up this forum with so much useful information.
I am gently but surely moving from APT to Voyager. So far, it seems indeed very very promising.
I stil haven’t had the opportunity to fully test it from A to Z. I have a question though regarding plate solving and centering your target.
In APT, I am using ASTAP to blind solve. Then, there is option called “goto++” which center your target at the very center of your screen.
Question 1 ) is voyager allow to use ASTAp as the main plate solving tool ? It seems so, but I would appreciate if someone could confirm it.
Question 2) is there an option that allows you to easily center your target (as the one that I mentioned above) ?
A big thanks in advance for your kind support.
Best regards from Switzerland.
answers to your questions:
yes, you can use ASTAP like plate solving and also like blind solving
Plate Solve Setup - Voyager Wiki
if you want to do at runtime you can use the OnTheFly section, there is a command called “Precise Pointing Target Coord” … otherwise if you are using sequence Voyager will do it for you automatically.
All the best
Thank you very much for you quick reply. More than grateful.
I wish you an excellent evening.
Do it! I did and I’m very happy with Voyager and the feedback I’ve received on the forums. It’s very solid and I have not crashed it yet and I do a lot of testing.
I switched from APT because there were too many items to keep track of to make sure your sessions worked correctly. I tested out Voyager maybe two times and then ran a full automated session on my first night out a a dark sky site.
The dashboard is also really cool. Great for framing!
The autofocus is also amazing in Voyager super fast!
Dear Jamie, I will for sure, trust me.