PA and Polaris

Using SharpCap's Polar Alignment feature
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PA and Polaris

Post by groberts » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:00 pm

Unfortunately I have no view of the north sky and therefore Polaris from my astronomy location - my house is in the way! Does the PA function in SharpCap need to see this part of the sky for alignment, or will it work looking south too?

Thanks, Graham

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Re: PA and Polaris

Post by admin » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:49 pm

Hi Graham,

unfortunately the polar alignment needs to be able to see the sky in the vicinity of the pole, so if your house is blocking the view of the pole then you won't be able to use the polar alignment tool in SharpCap.

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Robin

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Re: PA and Polaris

Post by groberts » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:46 pm

Thanks Robin, thought as much - pity as I hear such good things about the SharpCap PA.

Graham

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