I can’t see Polaris.
Posted 20 February 2019 - 11:42 PM
Posted 21 February 2019 - 12:24 AM
Use Google Earth.
Find your office location and draw a line from due North to due South through your location.
Aim your mount due north by aligning the (rear of) polar shaft on an object that is due south.
Use a builder's angle finder (~$10 at a big box home supply store) to set the correct latitude.
Posted 21 February 2019 - 12:38 AM
Find your magnetic declination from here.
I do a lot of star gazing to the west and south from my office window. Seeing anything North is impossible. I just received my Sky Watcher tracker. I knew this was going to be an issue. Declination isn’t a problem, North is. I can guesstimate pretty close. I’m still getting trails etc. Is there anything I can do to get it more accurate?
Offset your telescope by the magnetic declination amount. You will need a high quality compass to make this work correctly.
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