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Old 06-06-2019, 01:26 PM
Startrek (Martin)
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Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Sydney
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The solar noon shadow method of finding true south has worked extremely well for me at my 2 sites
After the first 2 star alignment Iím usually down to around 15 to 20 arc minutes straight off the bat from plonking the tripod down, levelling, setting home position and balancing.
After 2 or 3 iterations Iím down to less than 15 arc sec , my best has been 2 arc sec error
Initially I tried the compass magnetic declination method when I first bought the mount and I was way out all the time so I ditched the compass ( good quality Silver compass for mountaineering )
Canít beat the good ol sun , never lets me down
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