Re: Takes hours for me to polar align with PemPro...Suggestions for my AP600e?


Roland Christen
 

How does one measure how close to the pole you are? When I do drift alignment I simply zero out the drift. I don't spend time trying to measure how close to the pole the mount is.

Second question, are you aligned on the real pole or the refracted pole? There is a difference in how the mount drifts, or I should say how the stars drift as the mount tracks with sidereal tracking.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Blahovici <tom.va2fsq@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Sep 18, 2020 12:30 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Takes hours for me to polar align with PemPro...Suggestions for my AP600e?

Well, last night I managed to get the polar alignment done.  Seems that the source of drift was the something not correct in the calibration.
Once done, I ended up with 30 arc sec in azimuth and 1 arc sec in altitude.
Should be good enough!

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