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/ Daytime alignment of my AVX?
Daytime alignment of my AVX?
July 14, 2013 1:30 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!
Regards, Steve Orion ED80mm f/7.5 & Vixen Porta II Orion Astroview 90mm f/10 & Celestron AVX Various & sundry EP's and filters Binos: Nikon Action 8x40; Pentax PCF WPII 20x60; Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 (Orion Paragon-Plus Mount & Tripod)
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July 14, 2013 2:36 PM
Yes. Enable the Sun, then when you start select a solar system Alignment and the Sun.
July 14, 2013 2:38 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.
Mark C11, C6, APM/TMB115, and AT80ED - Pier mounted CGE in a POD, and CG-5A, WO EZ-Touch and AT Voyager 25x100s and 8x56s, T-Mount Light, Mark 1 eyeballs - 350Da, DSI-P, SPC900, NexImage, Mallincam
Just because you can doesn't necessarily mean that you should
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