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Quote:Sooo,the real questions what I have is,what's the position of the "polaris circle"when the mount is in home position,12 o'clock,6?
Quote:I'm adjusting the the lens inside the polar scope so when the mount is in "home position"and I look in the polar scope,I have the crosshair in the 12-6 and 3-9 o'clock positon,and the polaris circle at 12 o'clock?
Quote:The other confusing part for me is:when you polar align the mount,turning the RA untill you match up polaris with kochab,right now in the early evening I would say you turn the RA from the "home-position" about 90 degrees,do I start the "polar-alignment"in that position or return the RA in "home-position"then start the alignment.If I return the RA in home-position before alignment,then why turn it in the first place?
Quote:And do I return the RA axis after I "matched" poaris with kochab,in the home position before I start the aligning process?
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