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Drift Alignment using Short Exposure not LiveView

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Because of the detrimental impact of Drift Alignment's LiveView usage Heat-Soaking the DSLR, I have only once used the BYE Drift Align Tool.

It should be possible to use a combination of Short Exposure JPGs and the code of the Framing Mask to show a useful Drift Trend for Alignment purposes.

This would Exercise the Shutter for several dozen or a few hundred clicks, but would only incur a minute or two of Sensor and DIGIC Usage, and hence much less Heat Generation.  It would also allow longer Exposures than LiveView uses, meaning Drift Alignment having a larger choice of Stars rather than just those of highest magnitude.

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