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#1 45N -77W

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 12:35 PM

How to look up/find the location of Polaris for my polar scope, if i don`t use an App & don`t have a cell phone ?

 

Is there a small program for a laptop/computer that has the same Ioptron reticle sight.??



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Posted 20 July 2019 - 01:35 PM

You can get an approximate location using Stellarium (free) and applying the equatorial grid.

 

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 01:55 PM

http://www.polarfind...om/windows.html

Looks like it should do, although no idea on the iOptron reticule.

 

Did have one that displayed all the assorted options and you printed it out. Minor problem is I cannot see it, and it was on a PC.

 

General search for polar scope alignmet should turn up a few.

 

MS have a free one, should work (80% chance) on Windows lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif

https://www.microsof...vot:overviewtab



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Posted 20 July 2019 - 02:24 PM

Thanks for the replies !!

 

and Yes i have been considering getting a phone soon. My kids are getting older.

 

I also emailed Ioptron Support here is their reply:

 

Where to put the Pole Star in my iOptron Polar Scope? You may have one of the following choices:

    iPhone App for iOptron polar scope available here; https://itunes.apple...d564078961?mt=8
    Android app for iOptron polar alignment here; https://play.google....ead.polarfinder
    Or you can download and install a window based program:  http://www.polarfind...m/windows.html;
    Or a Mac/windows based program: http://www.trutek-uk...finder1-2en.htm : (When mapping the Polaris position from the 24 hrs dial to iOptron polar scope, you need to divide it by 2. i.e. the reading on the dial is 10 o’clock, then you should put the Polaris in your polar scope at 5 o’clock).
    Or download and print the following table/chart to bring with you to the field if you don’t what to carry any electronics, as stated: http://www.covington...1302/index.html
    The last approach is just putting the Polaris at the center. It may be good enough for a few minutes exposure depends on the lens your are using.

 




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