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    Arrow Polar Alignment Links



    Polar alignment can be confusing, and there are many different ways to go about it.

    Here are some links to various methods. I will add to these as as more turn up, or I remember where I filed others, or if any members have more to add

    Using Polaris and a polar scope

    Astro Babys HEQ5 Polar Alignment for Idiots Page

    Drift Alignment

    Classic Astrophotography - Photographing the Cosmos with ordinary film

    Quick Compass Alignment

    http://www.myastroshop.com.au/guides...lign-basic.pdf

    Accurate Compass Alignment, plus notes on Southern Hemisphere methods

    Polar Alignment in Australia Southern Hemisphere

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    Good day to all,

    So I have been using a program called Alignmaster to tweak my polar alignment. It is a great little program. It gives a list of stars to pick arranged by pairs. Once you pick a pair, it slews to the first one and ask you to centre it then it slews to the second one and again ask you to centre it. After, the program will calculate how far from the pole you are and ask you if you wish to adjust the Az and Alt of your mount. The adjustments are done manually one at a time for each direction. After the mount has been adjusted the program will tell you how far from the pole you are and if you would like to further refine it. I did it once and according to the program, the numbers are: Az 2’ 29” and Alt 22’ 36” This is amazing! Why drift align when a couple of times with this program should put you right on the celestial pole. Is anybody using this program and if so what are your thoughts. The link to the program is below.

    Alignmaster von Matthias Garzarolli
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