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Old 01-08-2019, 08:31 PM
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Polar Alignment fluked it

I set up my HEQ5 and 6Ē f6 newt in Sydney this evening for some imaging over the next week and fluked my polar alignment
I use the Synscan PA routine and normally do about 2 or 3 iterations to get close enough but tonight didnít even have to adjust the Az / Alt bolts. The PA star landed on the same spot for Azimuth and Altitude
I tested PA in 2 different areas of the sky on 2 mag stars and could take 90 sec and 120 sec exposures with nice round stars in the star field
Obviously I fluked it during the tripod mount set up on my SCP line, I usually get close but not that close
Should buy a lottery ticket !
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:17 AM
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Reminds me of a saying that I adopted " the more I practise the more good luck I have".
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:21 AM
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It must have worked for me then
Well thought out saying Alex
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:52 AM
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Not mine in so far as someone else came up with it.
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