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By: Anonymous: MikeEddinger () on Wednesday, March 29 2006 @ 12:04 am EST (Read 4999 times)  
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I have found a few articles that work for the LX200 and LX90.

This first article is the best I have found, and has enabled me to get a reasonable polar align for 1 minute shots. I have not tried to get a better alignment as I did not have the time. I want to see if this method can get alignment adequate for 5 minute unguided exposures.

http://astronomy.thorngarden.net/polar_alignment.html

Here is another I liked

http://www.darkskyimages.com/gpolar.html





       
   
By: Mike Tapper (offline) on Friday, March 31 2006 @ 12:43 pm EST  
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The link below will take you to an excellent article by Dr Clay on how to find the NCP using Kochab, the last star in the handle of the little dipper.

http://www.arksky.org/Kochab.htm

Enjoy the season Big Grin


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By: Mike Tapper (offline) on Friday, March 31 2006 @ 12:53 pm EST  
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Hey all, it's me again.

This is a link to an article which uses you CCD camera to make a star trace. It's a version of drift alignment which is said to take only minutes to perform.

http://www.skyinsight.com/wiki/index.ph ... ift_Method

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