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William Jones

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  1. I have found out what the problem has been. I assumed that the altitude scale on the eq5 Pro Mount May well have been roughly accurate. I set it to approx 52.5 degs. 

    This evening I removed the polar scope and inserted my laser pointer into the aperture expecting the beam to be pretty close to Polaris. It was about 15 degs out!!!

    so much for skywatchers scale accuracy.

    I adjusted the altitude still with the laser pointer for guidance.

    went through the polar alignment procedure in Sharpcap Pro and without any problems I Platé solved and got a good polar alignment.

    looking at the altitude dial on the mount and it reads 67 degs.

    what a palava.

    Anyway it is sorted now.

    thanks guys

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  2. Tried the polar alignment feature on SharpCap Pro.

    Failed miserably.

    I even had Polaris in the fov 

    Would not detect enough stars to plate solve. I tried it for about 90 mins in total but it would not get to the plate solve.

    what am I doing wrong?

    I tried exposures from 2secs up to 6secs.

    Adjusted the gain, but all to no avail.

    Totally frustrated.

    Any help would be very much appreciated 


  3. Hi guys

    always striving for better polar alignment I was wondering whether anyone had used the polar alignment feature on Shapcap Pro.

    I realise it is only about £10 per annum to get the pro version .

    How easy and accurate is it to use?



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