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#1 Joseph Daniel

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 03:08 AM

how to drift align a sky guider pro since Polaris is hidden from my location any help  i want to buy it badly but this is the only thing hindering me from buying if any of yo have tried drift align with a star tracker i would love to hear how to do it so any suggestions would be much appreciated i have no guide scope or guide camera only a dslr and kit lens



#2 Dynan

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 05:54 AM

Here's one way: http://www.cwjames.i...ignment_ccd.htm



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Posted 22 October 2020 - 07:26 AM

Here.... Regards



#4 Greg Campbell

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 08:09 AM

I use the compass and level on my smart phone to get within a degree or two. 

Slap on a nice long lens and follow the procedure linked below.  I use an old Canon 200mm with 2x extender. 

If using a camera instead of eyepiece, just make sure the frame is rotated to an orthogonal N/S/E/W orientation.

As you alternate between meridian and horizon, be sure to keep track of which direction is north, east, etc.

I take two shots, several minutes apart.  Then chimp-zoom and 'blink' back and forth between the two. (Some cameras may not allow this.)

http://astropixels.c...ralignment.html


Edited by Greg Campbell, 22 October 2020 - 08:11 AM.



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