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paul16mj

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Post Sun May 06, 2018 1:48 pm

Polar alignment with new reticle

I recently got the new AZ eq6 mount. Since it is an equatorial mount it needs to be polar aligned first.

Now to star this what i always do is put the scope and equipment on before i start the alignment process.

I get polaris into view (yes i already aligned the polar scope to the R.A axis roughly) Then with the new Skywatcher reticle point the ''0'' or 12'o clock to the highest point in the polar scope.
Then i lock the R.A axis and unscrew the H.A vial on the R.A axis on the mount. Put this to zero. and then follow the instructions on the synscan controller.

But the polaris position it displays on the hand controller is different then the polaris position on stellarium and on other apps.

Can somebody explain to me how to properly align the mount to polaris with the new reticle?

good day
Bresser Pollux 150/1400
Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Canon 450d EOS (with adapter)
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10mm plösl oculair
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MikeM

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Post Mon May 07, 2018 5:51 am

Re: Polar alignment with new reticle

I posted this in your other thread. If you have an iPhone, take a look at this app for $2.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/polar-scope-align-pro/id970161373?mt=8
Clear Skies!
Mike

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G11
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paul16mj

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Post Mon May 07, 2018 6:25 am

Re: Polar alignment with new reticle

Please tell me this is for android aswell T_T
Bresser Pollux 150/1400
Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Canon 450d EOS (with adapter)
25mm plösl oculair
10mm plösl oculair
6mm Plösl Oculair
Sky-Watcher light pollution filter
Mannfrotto 290 light camera tripod (very good quality)
DSS and Registax
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MikeM

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Post Mon May 07, 2018 6:41 pm

Re: Polar alignment with new reticle

Sorry - no Android only iOS.
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Mike

AT8RC -- FSQ-106N
G11
Atik 383L+ - EFW2 - OAG
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