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#1 Michaeljhogan

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 11:37 AM

I aligned it very easy last night was a bit cloudy then cleared up do i do a one star alignment or two star after it

i set find zero position first always UTC was set to +60 date time everything i have a baader polaris illuminated

recticle to make sure one or two star alignment is pinpoint.

 

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#2 OldManSky

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 12:22 PM

Yes, after doing polar alignment, goto zero position, then do a star alignment.

A one-star alignment will work for most viewing.  A two-star alignment will better model any remaining polar alignment error in your mount.  A 3-star alignment will also correct for cone error and give you the best results all across the sky.



#3 F.Meiresonne

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 06:43 AM

Does the Zero position not to be set after every polar alignment? Unless the mount is permanently set up?

 

I am testing this out now.

On two occasions I worked it this way

Polar align - be sure Polaris is in the eyepiece - set zero position -(put mount off/onn still testing this) and do a one or two start alignment.

 

I both cases then I had no trouble with the goto afterwards

I found also that after getting Polaris in the eyepiece and setting to zero position my alignment stars fell into the eyepiece ...



#4 Michaeljhogan

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 09:39 AM

Does the Zero position not to be set after every polar alignment? Unless the mount is permanently set up?

 

I am testing this out now.

On two occasions I worked it this way

Polar align - be sure Polaris is in the eyepiece - set zero position -(put mount off/onn still testing this) and do a one or two start alignment.

 

I both cases then I had no trouble with the goto afterwards

I found also that after getting Polaris in the eyepiece and setting to zero position my alignment stars fell into the eyepiece ...

hello mine is permanently set up on pier




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