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Old 17-07-2019, 05:21 PM
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The_bluester (Paul)
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If you can afford one and can see the pole where you set up I would seriously recommend a Polemaster camera. Once you get the hang of it it turns polar alignment into a 5 minute job, with a drift align check in PHD afterwards if you want.

If you can focus on something and get a short enough exposure in daylight to see an object like a tree, do that with tracking off then slew around at a low slewing speed both in RA and dec, it will let you see easily which axis is which so you will be able to work out if it is running away in Dec due to polar alignment or has an RA tracking issue.

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