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Hi there. I'm a relative newbie when it comes to AP and BYEOS, and last night was my first attempt at using BYEOS. My setup was a C8 on an AVX, Win 7 laptop, and T3i. I observe on a second story wooden deck. My goal last night was to simply become familiar with Frame and Focus mode. The table my laptop was on was about 3 feet away from my scope. I was trying to focus on Sirius. From my position at the scope, I could see Sirius centered in the main panel, but not in the zoom box. So, I walked over to the laptop and by moving the zoom rectangle around, was able to get Sirius centered nicely in the zoom box as well. However, as I stepped back to the scope to keep fiddling with the focusing knob, Sirius would disappear from the zoom box. I did this repeatedly, and never could manage to keep Sirius in the zoom box while I was at the scope. This, of course, made it impossible to dynamically get a FWHM reading.
The only logical thing I can think of (unless I'm not using the software correctly) is that somehow, I am actually causing the deck to sink into the ground wherever I'm standing, thus subtly changing the scope's position. This seems a little silly to me, though, as I'm a very small person and the deck has always seemed pretty solid. I don't think this was caused by vibrations because I'd stand at the scope for quite a while twiddling. If it was vibrations, they should have calmed down after a bit.
If, indeed, it was a case of my position causing the deck to actually MOVE rather than vibrate, then I suppose the solution would be to position the laptop in such a way that I don't have to walk to it from the scope. And I'd better play dead during any actual imaging, too!
Does anyone out there have any other ideas as to what could have caused this? Or any solutions? Thanks!
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