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Daytime alignment of my AVX?

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#1 steve-in-kville


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:30 PM

This was touched in an earlier thread of mine when I almost sold the AVX:


So if I unblock the Sun from the menu and use a compass to polar align, is it possible to do a quick alignment using only the Sun?

I welcome any feedback on this. Clear skies are forecasted for the next few days and I'd like to use my mount!

#2 cn register 5

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:36 PM

Yes. Enable the Sun, then when you start select a solar system Alignment and the Sun.


#3 mclewis1


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:38 PM


Yes, there is a good solar system alignment routine in the firmware, I use it quite often. Of course doing it this way first assumes you have a solar filter. You can do the coarse finder alignment by just using the shadow of the scope/finder. With a wide field eyepiece in the primary scope this coarse type of alignment works well. Just remember to keep anything any finder or scope capped unless you have a solar filter on it.

To make the alignment as easy as possible make sure your time information is accurate, I use the time on my PC right after a web time synch and input the time close to the second ... this way you're most likely to have the sun in the field of view.

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