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    In the synscan manual, on page 5 para 11, it says that synscan will display the hour angle of polaris(e.g 19:20) which i understand from astronomyshed videos to mean the number of hours since polaris last transited.It then says it shows the "clock "position (e.g08:19) which it says is the correct orientation of the smaller circle in the polar scope, what exactly does this part mean. Surely the first part i.e the HA will show where the smaller circle is to be placed or have i got it wrong.

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    You are correct. Displaying the two numbers is a redundant check to ensure that you have not made an error. You set the orientation of the mount to the Polaris hour angle. Then you check that the clock position matches what is given. If they don't match, you probably rotated the mount the wrong way.

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