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New approach for Polar Alignment

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#1 antariksha

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:50 AM

The topic of Polar Alignment is not at all new. Lot of approaches, automation tools are available. Yet, some aspects in all the current approaches drove me towards doing some more work. The key aspects of this approach are as follows.- Ability to do the Polar alignment without polaris sited- Relatively less complexity than drift alignment- Ability to address to a good extent the atmospheric refraction to finally locate correct NCP / SCP position- A good starting point for amateurs who wish to graduate towards sophisticated tools and techniques- Ability to quickly verify if the polar alignment is intact after one object photographed or viewed, and the equipment is being pointed to another object. This point is mentioned in light of the fact that sometimes the polar alignment gets disturbed and the next object photographed shows star trails. This is especially true if payload is tweaked for next photo.

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