Finding Polaris?

Started 9 months ago | Questions thread
nick lamendola Regular Member • Posts: 261
Re: Finding Polaris?

Can you see Polaris by the naked eye, but are having a problem finding it it the polar scope?

This has happens to me occasionally, especially if I'm at a different location than I normally use or if I'm at a darker site where there are more star visible than I'm used to.  When this happens I remove the tracker from the tripod and hold the tracker in my hands and use finder scope like a telescope and scan around the sky to find Polaris that way first. This lets me get an idea of how bright Polaris will be in the finder scope and what it looks like, and makes it easier to find Polaris after I put the tracker back on the tripod.  It works for me anyway.

Good luck,

Nick

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