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PHD2 v2.6.9 Released

Posted on: February 4th, 2020 by Andy Galasso

Head to Downloads for the installation files and release details.

macOS Catalina

Posted on: December 7th, 2019 by Andy Galasso

PHD2 is now compatible with macOS Catalina. Download here

Polar Alignment tool video tutorials

Posted on: April 26th, 2018 by Andy Galasso

Ken has put together some video tutorials on the new PHD2 polar alignment tools: Polar Drift Alignment (PDA) and Static Polar Alignment (SPA)
They can be viewed here: PHD2 polar alignment tutorials.

Tutorial: Analyzing PHD2 Guiding Results

Posted on: December 29th, 2015 by Andy Galasso

A tutorial on how to interpret your Guide Log and improve your guiding performance, by Bruce Waddington. Highly recommended!  Download PDF English Français


Tutorial: Off-axis guiding on comets with PHD2

Posted on: December 20th, 2015 by Andy Galasso

A tutorial on using PHD2’s Comet Tracking tool for off-axis guiding on comets, by Lars Karlsson.

PHD2 Dither App

Posted on: June 26th, 2015 by Andy Galasso

Bruce Waddington has contributed a new PHD2 dithering application. This handy utility can be used to dither PHD2 from applications like MaxIm that do not have built-in support for PHD dithering. Download: PHD_Dither 1b

Tutorial: Drift Alignment with PHD2

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 by Andy Galasso

The drift align tool in PHD2 can be used to quickly obtain a precise polar alignment of your equatorial mount. The process takes a little bit of practice, but after doing it a few times, you should be able to obtain an accurate polar alignment in minutes.

Download PDF: English Italiano

View online: HTML

The tutorial was written by Andy and converted to PDF by Doug Duncan. Traduzione Italiano di Antonio Vecchini

Translators Needed…

Posted on: October 12th, 2014 by Andy Galasso

We are looking for help translating PHD2. If this is something you could help with, please post on the open-phd-guiding google group or send me an email. We have a wiki page describing how to translate PHD2.

News & Resources

February 4, 2020 - PHD2 v2.6.9 Released

December 21, 2019 - PHD2 Best Practices

December 7, 2019 - macOS Catalina

April 26, 2018 - Polar Alignment tool video tutorials

June 12, 2016 - PHD2_Broker package available