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    Default Question on the polar angle



    New to Astronomy. When setting up my equatorial mount to the celestial pole
    for the polar angle, once I accomplish this and decide to swing the
    telescope using the RA and DEC lets say toward Arcturas will it then track
    Arcturas? Is this the purpose of setting the polar angle?

    thanks in advance
    john



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    Default Question on the polar angle

    "n3drk" <n3drk@triad.rr.com> wrote in
    news:fXu6b.8841$AU.469327@twister.southeast.rr.com :


    If you set the polar angle and properly align the mount, then the scope
    will track a star _if_ you have a clock drive and have it running. That is
    the purpose of setting up the mount correctly.

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    Steve Gray
    sgray2@cfl.rr.com

 

 

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