I'm going to give drift aligning a crack tonight if it's clear now that i have an f/4 scope I'm ready to give photography a bit more of a hit than 30sec exposures
Is this the right idea below ;
1 - Get Octans in the polar finder to get me as close as I can to start with (haven't bothered doing that before - suspect it'll be a challenge in itself).
2 - turn mount on - skip the alignment process. turn tracking on.
3 - slew to a star on the east and watch for drift. correct the drift with the latitude knob.
4 - slew to a star directly overhead. watch for drift. If it drifts, physically move the whole setup a small bit to the left or right - this seems pretty awkward - I think I've got this bit wrong!
5 - once I have the star reasonably fixed motion wise, run a 3 star alignment to get the goto working. strap camera in
I was looking for octans last night - i think I had it - at about midnight I kinda drew a line heading even right from rigil kentaurus and I could see a small triangle if I averted my eyes slightly - this was about where starry nights was telling me it was so i am hoping thats it!
Can someone please move polaris to the southern hemisphere