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Posted by Trevor Wilson on April 13, 2004 13:31:00 UTC

I have had great success in Mandurah (W Aust) using Alt/Azi on my 10" LX200GPS with autostar, but cannot figure out how to use it with my new equatorial wedge.

1) Which way does the wedge point, N or S?
2) At start up:
What Azimuth do I point the scope, north or south?
What declination do I point the scope
3) I have set the mount to Polar, any other settings I need to change in the handpiece?
4) What is Polar home position when it comes up on the handpiece?
Meade seems to only worry about the Northern Hemisphere!
Thanks, Trev

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