This is my first post on Cloudy Nights and I thought it might be the best place to ask a bit of a newbie question on polar alignment in the Southern Hemisphere.
I'm looking at purchasing a Sky Watcher HEQ5 Pro mount to use in conjunction with my DSLR and telephoto lenses so I can try my hand at a bit of deep sky imaging. I've also been looking at a Sky Watcher Black Diamond ED80 refractor.
My question is with regards to polar aligning in the Southern Hemisphere and how difficult it may prove to be.
My current location has a magnetic declination of 0 degrees. With that in mind, does this mean that if I set my latitude and point my mount in the direction of South (according to the compass) that the Southern Celestial Pole should be relatively easy to find?
I appreciate this may seem like a silly question to many so I suppose I just wanted to get an idea of how easy/difficult polar aligning might be.
Thank you in advance.