Re: Using RAPAS for first time - how do I know it is Polaris?

Terri Zittritsch

Everyone else has great suggestions.. you could also do a daytime telescope alignment as well (see your manual or web search) using the sun with filter or in twilight to a bright star.   This will put the mount more than close enough to ensure your RAPAS has polaris in the field.  It'll be a very bright pinprick of a star in the RAPAS and easy to see well before astronomical darkness.    The star will be so finely focused that it can be obscured by the reticle markings so if you don't immediately see it give a small move of the azimuth or altitude.


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