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Old 09-06-2019, 04:30 PM
Startrek (Martin)
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Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Sydney
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I started off trying that “old bushman’s” solar noon method to find true south with multiple time marks on the ground etc..but I found the single rod or dowel set at 90 deg a more reliable method.As long as you take care and be as accurate as you can with your line marking and spot on with your time ( Stellarium) it’s a great method.
After I plonk the tripod down, line up , level , fit the mount , set home position and balance , I can polar align in 15 minutes with the Synscan Hand controller after 2 or 3 iterations ( I have no view of SCP at both sites )
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