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Is there a way to polar align during the day?

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#26 Eric Dunn

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Posted 24 January 2024 - 04:25 PM

Here's how I would align an equatorial mount in the daytime. https://youtu.be/zgZOiDQQ8gw. This is a 10 minute video, but you can watch it at 1.5 speed or 2x speed. 

Thanks. I'll check it out.



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Posted 24 January 2024 - 06:20 PM

I use Polar Align Pro on my phone and it works great for solar observing. Peter Zelinka talks about using it here at 13:55 mark.

https://youtu.be/275...UyBLo1LtQxJgJIZ


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#28 Eric Dunn

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Posted 24 January 2024 - 09:02 PM

I use Polar Align Pro on my phone and it works great for solar observing. Peter Zelinka talks about using it here at 13:55 mark.

https://youtu.be/275...UyBLo1LtQxJgJIZ

Thanks. I watched it.



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Posted 19 February 2024 - 12:40 PM

I would like to do some solar imaging to get some experience before the eclipse in April. Don't want to be trying to figure everything out on the day of ...

 

... and I don't know how to align my mount during the daytime.

 

I suppose it's not a terribly big issue as I can set the latitude before hand and more or less eyeball north when I go to set up the mount. This ought to track well enough with the occasional manual corrections, but I would still appreciate any thoughts on the matter.

 

Thanks,

Eric

Easy.  Get up an hour before sunrise and polar align then!





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