Re: Recommended Polar Finder that will work with IEXOS-100 PMC-eight
A couple of questions…
1. Are there any pictures of the working prototype mounted to the iEXOS-100 mount? I am aware during production, things can change, but I am curious J.
2. Should not all three be in alignment i.e. the polar scope, red dot finder, and imaging device?
Since I am not able to see Polaris, I take a guess using LAT and Lon. I then slew to one of my favorite planets, only two I can see J. Jupiter or Saturn. Depending on where the planet is in my finder scope and red dot finder, I will manually adjust the altitude and azimuth to line up to the planet and call it a day.
It works for me, but I need a real polar alignment so I can use the Goto feature to start imaging DSOs.
From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io [mailto:MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kent Marts Explore Scientific Customer Support
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Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Recommended Polar Finder that will work with IEXOS-100 PMC-eight
We do have a working prototype and production should be starting on the production model. We are still months away from actually having them in hand.
Using an app that shows the hour angle of Polaris (PS Align Pro is what I use) to determine where in the tunnel to position Polaris will provide a very good polar alignment.