Comparison of Rough Polar Alignment Methods

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Re: Comparison of Rough Polar Alignment Methods

tradesmith45 wrote:

swimswithtrout wrote:

It takes less than 1 minute to use the polar scope in my little iOptron Skytracker to get it "as good as it gets" for 3 min subs at 80-100mm focal length and 90% keepers.

If you're getting a crick in your neck...raise your tripod.

Takes a little longer than that, 3-5 min., with my unilluminated scope on the Polarie. Have to place a red LED against a finger & position it correctly to see the reticule & Polaris. If I'm close to aligned, takes less than 1 min. for the peep hole even in red zone skies.

If I'm sore, getting up can take a bit-:)

The Skywatcher polar scope illuminator works on the Polarie polar scope. Its a bit expensive for what it is but it works.


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