Re: Recommended Polar Finder that will work with IEXOS-100 PMC-eight


Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

There is another alternative for polar alignment that you may or may not be aware of but didn't want to use it. It's called the Declination drift method. This method will give you a very accurate polar alignment without being able to see Polaris. It is time consuming but works very well. We use it at our observatory. Here is a link describing this method using your camera that I reference in my first book. 

http://www.minorplanet.info/ObsGuides/Misc/ccdpolaralignment.htm

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