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steve-in-kville
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Reged: 12/24/07

Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
Daytime alignment of my AVX?
      #5970393 - 07/14/13 01:30 PM

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

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=lxd55&...

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!


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scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 12/26/12

Re: Daytime alignment of my AVX? new [Re: steve-in-kville]
      #5970496 - 07/14/13 02:36 PM

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

Chris


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mclewis1
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Reged: 02/25/06

Loc: New Brunswick, Canada
Re: Daytime alignment of my AVX? new [Re: steve-in-kville]
      #5970503 - 07/14/13 02:38 PM

Steve,

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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