Re: An easier Pasillx N & S Polar Alignment method

Mark Squicquero


Great description of the process.  I have one question which probably has an obvious answer:  When you did the first iterations on Vega, you stated that it allowed you to get the finder orthagonal.  I'm not sure what you mean by this and how you insure that it is orthagonal.  Are you adjusting the finder or the alt az adjustments in this first step?  I guess I just need some clarification of the first "slew to Vega" process and what is going on so that I understand the basis for the adjustments.  The initial setup has the mount pointing North, tube level in Park 1, resume from Park1, slew to Vega, then do you adjust the finder so that Vega is centered in the crosshairs?  If so, I'm not sure what the situation is at this point.  Do we asume that the mount is perfectly adjusted and pointing to Vega at this point and make the finder coincide with that asumption?  I know I'm missing something at this step, the rest makes perfect sense.


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