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Roy Fairlie

Polar scope locator position (whats going on?)

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Anyone got any advice? This is driving me nuts!



Why do Northernhemisphere observers have the polaris indicator pointing down?



If all observations start with the time and date at zero why does my polar finder software place polaris 4 hours further forward in R.A when it is set to zero 00.00hrs.



Wouldn’t it make sense to set the polar scope to the same position as the software at zero so both are in sync with each other or am I missing something?

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