Author Topic: Is a precise go-to setup required for precise planetary tracking on an alt-az mo  (Read 92 times)

grateganir

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I'm trying to image planets using my NexStar 8SE on an alt-az mount. After doing the SkyAlign the scope does a reasonable job of go-to i.e. the target appears in a 25mm eyepiece but is not quite centered. I then manually center the target in the eyepiece. Is this enough for tracking to work well, or will the initial non-centered go-to mean that the target will start to drift out of the FOV?