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#1 faltered

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:39 AM

I posted this under the beginning imaging, but maybe this is a better place to ask this question.

I guess I am not quite getting how to set the Polarie polar scope. I have read the directions, and I get even more confused. I know this must be simple, but the light is not clicking on here.

I view in Lincoln, NE.

Could someone spell this out for me? Maybe an example like "viewing in Lincoln NE on 11/15 at 11:30pm"

I really appreciate it.

#2 Peds

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:56 AM

Try this tutorial:
http://www.youtube.c...vo&feature=plcp

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

Or go here:

http://daemongpf.blo...olar-scope.html

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

yeah, i did see that video, didnt really help much. But thanks Hikari for that link. that sure helps!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

But don't just thank me, the blogger happens to be a CN member too.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:42 PM

I found it easy to understand, actually. The trick is understanding that time-zones are not absolute entities...

Every hour-zone starts at an even 15° of longitude. For me, at 18°E it means that I have to set it to compensate for the fact that I am 3° east of my time-zone's starting longitude. Here's a picture with settings for 01:00 on the 16th of November for my longitude:

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 01:48 PM

http://www.company7....eZoneOffset.pdf






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