Edge HD 8 fork mount
Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:17 AM
Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:07 AM
Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:43 PM
Alt AZ Align
Also his free app for the weather "Sky Harbinger" is also highly recommended.
If you want to stay uber cheap, and have an old windows PC around, then you can download the classic "best pair" which basically does the same thing, albeit in a less tech easy way...
The successful alignment technique which is discussed in the manual is to center the first star, use a cross-hair reticle eyepiece if you have or if not use a higher power eyepiece, like a 8 or 9mm for instance. Remember to move the star to the center of the eyepiece in the last part of the alignment using the "UP" and "RIGHT" arrow buttons, each time.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:39 AM
works every time... as for what eyepiece I use..normally its the 30 mm POS I store as a dust shield in my diagonal...I do defocus the star when centering until it almost fills up the entire FOV