Re: Newbies request for help again
Hi Harry,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Do you know your latitude and longitude? If not, can you send your town and city so I can work out how much you need to offset from magnetic north.
There is a way to set it up when you can next see the Moon at night.
Assuming that the mount is level and that the polar axis is set to your latitude, slew to the Moon - probably nowhere near. Now adjust the mount in Azimuth, that is rotate the equatorial head round to bring the Moon as near as you can using your lowest power eyepiece. If you then look up along the polar axis, you may be able to spot Polaris. Anyway restart the mount and slew to the Moon again. It should be much closer. Again adjust the mount's position (by rotation mostly, but perhaps some latitude adjustment) bring to bring the Moon closer still. Try again and hopefully it will be in the field of view. Now make sure that have something that is true north visible nearby from your mount's position - I have a mark on a fence - but now it should be pretty obvious which star is Polaris for future setting up.
More help if needed.
Its a great little mount!
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Harry via groups.io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: