Re: ESOS-II GS Mount confusion #EXOS2


Yes, at the home position, your scope or  camera should be pointed up at the approximate angle to match your latitude. So, if your position (from iPad or ExploreStars) is N35 degrees, your mount altitude should be 35. This means at your position, Polaris is 35 degrees above the horizon. There is a marked dial with degrees to use for this. However the dials are adjustable and generally not that accurate. Many of us use an app called PS Allign Pro on a cell phone. It has many functions, including a compass, and angle meters to measure your altitude angle, as well as a simplified screen of where the celestial North Pole actually is. That’s because Polaris is just a rough location. The CNP is slightly offset from this.

Mounts: ES iExos 100-PMC Eight, ST3 Tripod
Scopes: ES  ED80CF, ES AR102,  Meade ETX 90 EC (Deforked)
Guide: ZWO 30mm Mini, ZWO ASI120MM-Mini
Software: ASIair Pro, iPad Pro, MacOS, Affinity Photo, SkySafari Plus
Cameras: ZWO 533MC Pro, Nikon D5500 (UV/IR Mod), D600
Misc: Rokinon 135mm F2 Lens, ES USB Power Bank
Filters:  Optolong L-Pro, L-eNhance

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