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Yes they both should be at zero. You can mark the position on your mount with a fine marker if the disks with dials move freely.

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Hi, I always use the home position too. But hand on heart I am not sure why this is required and what it does. After all on my heq5 mount DEC axis has to be turned 90 degrees to see Polaris anyway. I them put to home and align because that's what folks say you should do.

Why?

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Parking the scope to "home" (polar aligned) lets the mount knows where it is and where to start from in it's virtual tour.

I don't know why, but it certainly works!!!

Nick.

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