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Yesterday was my first time trying to use my new gear, but I coundnt find a way to star align... 

I put polaris in my polar scope (i think) and then i choose 1 star alignment i couldnt find any stars in my dslr live view or apt live view screen... 

 

I havent installed my red dot finder scope from my old telescope to this one, maybe that helps? 

I followed these steps in this video 

In this video he can see stars on the dslr screen, my is completely black... 

Help.... 

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Heq 5 pro 

Evostar 72ed 

Field flattner (non reducer) 

Canon eos 1100d 

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Personally, I always find it easier to align the scope first before attaching the camera.

Peter

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3 minutes ago, Calzune said:

Heq 5 pro 

Evostar 72ed 

Field flattner (non reducer) 

Canon eos 1100d 

Things to check first are camera focus and getting a sharp image. Set up in the day and focus on a far object, chimney, tree, pole. 

An out of focus camera will be impossible to use. 

 

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4 minutes ago, Anthonyexmouth said:

Things to check first are camera focus and getting a sharp image. Set up in the day and focus on a far object, chimney, tree, pole. 

An out of focus camera will be impossible to use. 

 

Thanks, will try that today 😊

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2 minutes ago, Calzune said:

Thanks, will try that today 😊

Make sure it's a few miles away if possible. Then make a line with a pen on the draw tube where it focuses, that way it'll be very close every time you setup

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Just now, Anthonyexmouth said:

Make sure it's a few miles away if possible. Then make a line with a pen on the draw tube where it focuses, that way it'll be very close every time you setup

Will do, thanks! 

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Hiya, I have only just started having success with star aligning. The thing I found easiest in the beginning was to use an app called planets that shows you what is where as you hold it up to the night sky. 

Then when I star aligned I new a couple of stars names and wheee they would be in my sky and I use the same stars to align every time. I’m not saying this is the best way or the only way - I’m just saying this is how it works for me.

all the best

Neil

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Update: I manage to focus now, the problem was that the mount didnt even go near any of the stars so when I used my red dot finder i had to slew a long way before i centered the star.. 

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