Tak-106, AP900GTO, Unitrons, Masuyamas
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Quote:OK, so you do not flip the orientation of Ursa Major even though what you actually see through the polar scope is flipped? In other words, if I look outside and Ursa Major is "above" Polaris, it should stay "above" Polaris in illuminated image inside the polar scope. Correct?
Quote:3. Assuming someone can walk me through 1, 2, how do I know which line to use to place the stars in the gaps? The instructions read "The gap in the longest line is for 1990, the gap in the middle segment is for 2000, and the remaining gap is for 2010." By longest lines, do they mean the line that extends all the way from the center to the edge? Also, there is another short, gap line on the other side of the radial line which does not appear in the diagram and the instructions.
Quote:Also, thanks Dave for the link to the Losmandy polar finder. I will check the text to see which version I have in order to tell which takes indicate which years. I think that's part of my problem.But here's my other problem. In the orientation in the Losmandy manual, with Ursa Major "above" and Cassiopeia "below," wouldn't that place delta UMi to the right of Polaris? Yet in the image in the manual it is to the left. Why is that?
Quote:Maybe there should be a "not a beginner but still hopelessly lost" section of this bulletin board.I should also say out that I have some dyslexia, so this all probably makes perfect sense, and I'm just going to have to accept that I'm unable to see it and put the little dots in the right spots without seeing exactly why they go there.Thanks again everybody!