Description: Running a Frame and Focus loop while manually moving the telescope via the Telescope module or control panel is the most manual method of framing your target.  

To manually center your target you will need a camera and a telescope connected to Sequence Generator Pro.  

  • Start a Frame and Focus loop.
  • Move the telescope using the direction pad on the Telescope Control Panel or Module (you can also move the telescope with its ASCOM driver or using the hand paddle).
  • Once centered, stop moving the telescope and stop the Frame and Focus loop (if you intend on moving from this position in order to periodically obtain focus, it is recommended that you set this as the Target Position.  

Manual framing is the most basic of framing routines. Sequence Generator Pro contains many advanced features that can make this process considerably faster when a Plate Solver is setup.  Center Here and Auto Center are considerably faster than manually moving the mount and can ease the burden of multi-night imaging and meridian flips a great deal.