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macusermike

longitude help?

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Hi, I want to set up my mount so I can correctly polar align it and the instructions I used said I need to find my Longitude, so I used Google Earth which is really usefull for things like this! I put in my post code and it displayed the info I needed which was:

Longitude: 0°20'37.18"W

Could someone help me understand how I interpret this as RA for my mount (im Rubbish at maths) :D

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To polar align you need the latitude not the longitude. Get that and set the scale on the mount accordingly using the two bolts.

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What's altitude got to do with setting up a muont?

are you being serious? not altitude - latitude!

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What's altitude got to do with setting up a muont?

are you being serious? not altitude - latitude!

OH! Sorry, just sometimes suffer from dsyl dylxes dysxel reading problems.

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very good great posts at least i now know us start gazers can have a laugh and everything isnt soo serious. i was abit worried as im still young and didnt want to say something ment as a laugh and someone take it seriously.how do you spell dyslexia anyway? :whip2:

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