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Andrew Smith

” Surely other way round? (longer exposures stabilise against seeing)? I use between 4 and 9 secs…” indeed but…

…  to clarify I have to take short exposures to stop the guide camera saturating. I then use a low gain to prevent chasing the seeing.

By setting the guider aggression quite low it essentially needs to integrate up several exposures corrections before a sizable move is built up. Thus random excursions due to seeing get averaged out by only causing a series of small insignificant corrections. All the guider is doing is correcting for the slow drifts as the Paramount ME II with Protract does a good job on its own.

I agree a slit with it’s bipolar lobes is more difficult a guide challenge than the “hole” presented by a fibre. One reason I never felt happy with a Lhres III  on a Barlowed Newtonian.  

Regards Andrew