Being new not only new to Voyager but astrophotography as well, I’m not sure if I’m asking this correctly but, does Voyager have a native or built in pointing model for star alignment? I know that programs like TPoint and or CPWI have pointing models in them, but should I be using one with Voyager? I have a Celestron CGX-L mount that is ok but not great for accuracy of pointing purposes.
I ask this question since I seem to be missing something in my workflow each night to at least get me to be able to point the mount roughly in the correct location that I ask for. The pointing I end up with is not even remotely close. I use SharpCap to do my Polar Alignment, which I can get down to sub arc seconds fairly quickly. My first goto afterward seems to be reasonable but then after a few more goto’s things get so bad the mount doesn’t even know where it is.
Am I way off on my thinking or am I missing a concept here?
My work flow:
- manually focus (SharpCap)
- blind solve and sync (Voyager)
- auto focus (Voyager)
- polar align (SharpCap)
- ??? (do I need to then use a pointing model here? )
What is a rough version of someone’s workflow?