Star Adventurer calibration.

Started 1 month ago | Questions thread
daveco2 Contributing Member • Posts: 931
Re: Star Adventurer calibration.

cheddarman wrote:

daveco2 wrote:

Right, just move the mount to put Polaris where the app shows it.

Great, saves a lot of mucking about but do I need to set the graticule with the "0" at the top as in the App, and therefore Polaris will be as shown? With the graticule "0" at the top the camera mount is off centre.

Yes, set the graticule with the zero at the top, then adjust the mount until polaris is at the spot designated by the app.

The camera doesn't need to be aligned with anything on the mount, including the so-called right ascension axis that you show in your picture.  You should have a ball mount attached to the piece that gets clamped to the mount so that the camera can be pointed in any direction - north, behind you, east, west, and straight up - all while unaligned with any axis on the mount.   Some people attach several cameras to a single mount, hanging off the sides, sometimes pointing at different objects.

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