#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.