polar allignment with hand controller
Posted 15 August 2009 - 10:29 AM
Posted 15 August 2009 - 10:50 AM
Else you have to move Polaris to the center of the FOV with
the mechanical lat bolts and other LR adjustments to set the polar then another 2 star...How much east is it
It useually will not be in the center of the FOV you have to move it there
I assume you don't have a polar scope In my opinion that allot easier Find Kochab Rotate the circlet to align it to Kochab then ajdust the mount to move Polaris to the center of the Circlet Kohabis at 10:00 Approx..As long as it properly collimated..
Posted 15 August 2009 - 11:14 AM
Start off just doing a regular or 'non-polar' alignment, [with mount/scope pointed north and as level as you can get it] 2 align stars and I'd definately go for more than 1 cal star - I habitually always do 4 of them. Doesn't hurt to keep a small logbook nearby and write down align and cal star names.
After you do this initial alignment, then try the polar alignment. If using all-star remember to 'un-sync' when done with Polar alignment.
Then do the final alignmnet by going back to the align and cal stars you chose.. list / named stars... center in ep, then 'align' replace...
does this help?