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Just in case no one has seen this. The following web page has a good explanation of drift alignment and a drift alignment simulator.
The drift alignment simulator may not be the best thing since sliced bread, but close if you do drift alignment.
http://www.petesastrophotography.com/
Click on the drift simulator on the left side of the page.
Just practice on the simulator and by the time you get out in the field drift alignment should be like second nature. However if you're like me you still might want to tape direction to your mount.

Mike

   
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Great info Mike. I hope to soon decide on a wedge and purchase one so I can move from Alt/Az and get longer and better images. What equipment do you use?


Thanks,
David Gwyn

  • StellarVue SVS-130
  • SBIG STF-8300M
  • SBIG FW8-8300 Filter Wheel
  • Paramount MyT mount

   
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For polar alignment it would mostly be my CGE or Vixen GP mounts. Both mounts are set up to use a variety and different combination of optical tubes.
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