Finding Polaris?

Started 9 months ago | Questions thread
Bill Ferris
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Re: Finding Polaris?

starman1969 wrote:

This might help.

If your tripod head or wedge has a degree scale, you can set it during the day, which will hopefully get you very close to Polaris without having to fumble around in the dark, making it a little easier to find. Use a compass to get the azimuth direction, and then the declination scale on the head for the height. If it doesn't have a scale, you could make one.

A magnetic protractor is a cheap and easy solution to setting the tilt angle of the mount to the local latitude.

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