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Polarscope - visual
March 3, 2011 8:25 AM
I was wondering when you go for some visual observing, do you need or do you use polarscopes in your mounts? If you are not changing your location too much, let's say, maybe a few degrees north or south, do you "locate" your telescope just on a few stars or do you use polarscope for most accurate positioning? And how accurate your mounts are?
Best regards and clear skies.
Celestron C-11 Astro-Physics 900GTO, Losmandy G-11 Gemini Nagler 31mm, 9mm Ethos 17mm Fujinon 16x70 (also using Carl Zeiss 130/1950 and TMB 175/1400 on 10Micron GM 4000 mount at our observatory)
March 3, 2011 8:44 AM
I don't have a polar scope. I just rough align on Polaris and then do a 2 star alignment and I'm good to go.
Modified C6R-ASGT (Frankencannon) Modified 102 SLT (Frank Jr.) UnModified 102 SLT (Solarboy) SVNHNG Deluxe w/ BV & SLT Mount Antares 105 f/15 w/CG-5 and Argo Navis PST w/Manfrotto 055Pro & 128RC Head 6" f/5 Newt on SkyView Pro Mount 10x50, 15x70 Binos ---Coming Soon--- CGE Pro 150/203mm f/12 Refractor
March 3, 2011 6:15 PM
I use a polar scope and Argo Navis. The Argo Navis pointing model gets me to within three to four arc minutes of an object. The pointing model indicates that my polar alignment is typically from 0 to 15 arc minutes of true N, within the measurement error of the encoders. Greg N
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