Polar Alignment

Polar Alignment

Postby Graeme1858 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:19 am

It was clear tonight so I set up with the hand controller and did a polar align setup adjustment with the mount's altitude and azimuth adjustments. Don't know why I haven't done it before, it wasn't too tricky at all! The tracking was quite good with no obvious drift.

Orion nebula, nice view of the trapezium
Pleiades, too big to fit the view
Mars, getting smaller
30 Ari, nice coloured double
Whirlpool galaxy, couldn't see it
Andromeda galaxy, clear view
Pinwheel galaxy, couldn't see it
Double cluster, nice cluster
Bode's galaxy, think I saw it
Praesepe, too big to fit
Castor, nice double
Crab nebula, couldn't see it
Sirius, great aberration colours

I'll have a go with a Celestron PWI software setup next time there's a clear night!
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