How To ~

Simple Polar Alignment

Notes on what seems to work
Compiled by John Bartucci 
October 13, 2006



1) Mechanically align scope to Polaris in polar mode.

2) With scope running, sync on a known star near zero declination and near the meridian.

3) Locate a star near the meridian about 3 hours away (either East or West) in RA and goto (use goto feature) to it.

4) Center star by using the AZIMUTH adjustment for DECLINATION. Use slewing controls for the RIGHT ACENSION. SYNC star.

5) Slew (goto) back to original star near the meridian.  Center star by using the ALTITUDE adjustment for DECLINATION. Use slewing controls for the RIGHT ACENSION. SYNC star.

6) Repeat iterations as necessary (probably not more than 2 or 3 more times).
 


drift_stars.xls - Drift alignment stars, (33kB excel file)


 


 

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