Precise polar alignment with alignmaster question.

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Precise polar alignment with alignmaster question.

Postby cuivenion » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:46 am

Hi, first off great tutorials Dion, they've really helped me in this hobby. I have a couple of questions about the above tutorial.

- How accurately do I need to be polar aligned before aligning with alignmaster? On my first attempt I had Polaris in the large polarscope circle thinking this would be enough, but the gotos to the alignment stars were just barely in the view of my widest field eyepiece (24mm 68degree max vision).

- I understand I have to do a one star alignment in eqmod in before using alignmaster. I am a little fuzzy on the procedure though. Should I?

Be set as Append To Sync, do the one star alignment.
Change to dialog mode and use Alignmaster.
Reset as Append To Sync, park to home position.
Start using eqmod.

- Once all that is done, do I need to delete the alignment points created by Alignmaster?

- Most puzzling question for last. When centering your star (in Alignmaster) in the two part section where you use AZ and ALT bolts,it implied that you can only use AZ in one section and ALT in the other. I found it in impossible to center the star using just one set of bolts, I had to both AZ and ALT in each section to get the star centered. Am I doing this right?

Sorry for the long post, any help would be great.

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