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Old 30-09-2020, 09:12 PM
Greggles (Gregory)
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Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Hey john. When not at home I roughly polar align with a compas and then use the star drift method to fine tune.

These days I mostly set up at home in the same spot so I have marked true south using the solar moon method. Quick and easy!

And your spot on about the 1.5x barlow. I cant achieve focus otherwise.


Originally Posted by JohnL View Post
Hi Greg,

I am planning to make an EQ platform too, with a very similar arduino+stepper motor to drive it, but probably a barn door style with a curved threaded rod and a piano hinge.

A couple of questions:
How do you polar align your one?
Do you use the 1.5x Barlow to allow the camera to focus? Or another reason?
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