Your operative words were:
"If I want to use GOTO with fairly good accuracy, I align with the
scope then calibrate--no iterations needed."
Oh where,oh where can a polar scope be found? ; ^)
Derek Wong wrote:
"Jeffrey D. Gortatowsky" wrote:
> "Hello! I just want to slew and have the object in the FOV of
> a 31mm Terminagler, not a 2.5mm LV with a 5x PowerMate!
> Can't I do a quick two star alignment and start observing?
For visual observing without GOTO, I just sight Polaris through
polar scope hole and power up.
If I want to use GOTO with fairly good accuracy, I align with the
scope then calibrate--no iterations needed. That is good
enough to get
well inside the field of a decent sized eyepiece.
James L. Schenz
Delta Technologies, Limited
13960 North 47th Street
Stillwater, MN 55082-1234