This tool is to interface with the external autoguider.
If you configure to start the autoguider you can directly click the Connect button. Otherwise be sure the autoguider application is running before to click it.
It show the autoguider status and let you to start or stop autoguiding, force a new calibration, or dither.
This functions are used automatically by the sequence tool when the autoguider is connected.
When using PHD2, check the box on the right to show the guide graph for the last 100 guide frames.
The blue curve represent the RA error, the red the Declination error and the yellow is the star mass.
The vertical scale is in arc-second. It is adjusted automatically for the current range, so don't be afraid by large apparent variation as long the total range is small.
Below the graph is the current RMS error and RA oscillation index of the last 100 guide frames.
Double click on the graph to clear the graph and start new statistics.