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Re: Polar Alignment

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Posted by Kip Crawford on December 23, 1999 23:53:23 UTC

Getting the true polar alignment is a challenge in itself. Being dead-on Polaris is OK, but it depends on why you need true polar alignment. There is a trianglation method that requires only be 2 degrees radii from Polaris. I cannot remember what it is though. Is this for a dtatbase corrdinates system or only for tracking? There are programs that if you line up with polaris and insert your coordinates and time, the software can guide your scope there. Try SEDS and go to constellation and maps. Good Luck.

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