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Re: [UncensoredTakGroup] Re: Check my process

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  • Chris Haswell
    I m not sure why that line is in there either. I have a GEM, and I followed the directions explicitly (i.e. point East for altitude, South for azimuth), and
    Message 1 of 16 , Jul 31 8:37 PM
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      I'm not sure why that line is in there either. I have a GEM, and I followed
      the directions explicitly (i.e. point East for altitude, South for azimuth),
      and it worked just fine.

      Chris

      On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 8:35 PM, Sander Pool <sander_pool@...> wrote:

      > **
      >
      >
      >
      > Beware the last line of the article. It was written for a fork mount and
      > it says GEM adjustments are different. To be honest I don't understand
      > why as PA changes are alt/az for both GEMs and forks but I imagine
      > Robert knows this stuff better than I do.
      >
      > The drift alignment method is pretty standard for GEMs and using a
      > camera (CCD or video) makes it easier. The other night I used
      > AstroPlanner to help with it. EQAlign (open source) had a nifty PA
      > method as well although it's a bit hard to use.
      >
      > Sander
      >
      >
      > On 7/31/2011 9:08 PM, flitzerbiest wrote:
      > >
      > > Great link...I'll file that away for when I pier mount.
      > >
      > > --- In UncensoredTakGroup@yahoogroups.com
      > > <mailto:UncensoredTakGroup%40yahoogroups.com>, Chris Haswell
      > > <deinonych@...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I have found the link below to be one of the best ways to refine my
      > > polar
      > > > alignment:
      > > >
      > > > http://www.astrophotoinsight.com/public/ccd-drift-method
      > > >
      > > > Chris
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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