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Re: Polar Alignment

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Posted by Bill Hullett/">Bill Hullett on December 24, 1999 00:30:28 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.

Thank you for the reply, I am going out again this tonight and try again. I have a Magellan II system and will try the Bigourdan techique again. I will do a computer run through to check my align merit by raising and lowering the north out rigger on the mount. again thanks, I'll keep trying!

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