re: star dec. selection for drift alignment


Apr 16, 2008

 


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#39661 Apr 16, 2008

I am in the process of fine tuning my polar alignment and have run

into a question that I would like to present to the ap-ug. According

to Rolando when fine tuning your azimuth by drift alignment the

observer should select a star close to the meridian that has a

declination of ~+20 degrees.

I have found from a Google search the target star should be anywhere

from ON the celestial equator (0* dec.) to as little as 10* or less.

I would like to present this question to the group as to which is

correct or does it really matter. That is the target star could be

from +20* to

close to 0* declination as long as it is close to the meridian.

Your educated response is very much appreciated.

best,

Phil Dombrowski

Glastonbury, CT


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