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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.

PHD2 Best Practices

Posted on: December 21st, 2019 by Bruce Waddington

Bruce and Andy have compiled a list of best practices for PHD2.  These aren’t “must-do’s”, but they represent lessons learned from both personal experience and from analyzing hundreds of log files covering a wide range of equipment configurations. Updated Dec 2019.

Download PDF: English Français Italiano

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.

PHD2_Broker package available

Posted on: June 12th, 2016 by Bruce Waddington

Bruce has contributed a new PHD2_Broker package that lets you use PHD2 with the latest CCD Autopilot automation package (v 5.09.8 or later). You can manage your imaging sessions with CCD Autopilot while letting PHD2 handle guiding and dithering in a coordinated way. Details are provided in the help document that’s part of the Broker package. Download: PHD2_Broker download

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

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