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Offline chris.bailey

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PHDII New Static Polar Alignment
« on: 07:32:46, 04 October, 2017 »
The latest 2.6.4 Development Snapshots https://openphdguiding.org/development-snapshots/ include a Static Polar Alignment routine similar to PoleAlign but using the PHD2 Engine to do the work. You do need to have the Guider (or imager as guider) calibrated but after that all you have to do is identify one star in the Polar region and let it do its thing (no manual rotation needed). You then get a pair of guidance lines to carry out the adjustment in Alt and Az in real time.

Looks very good and pretty darned simple.

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Re: PHDII New Static Polar Alignment
« Reply #1 on: 16:28:07, 04 October, 2017 »
Good find Mr B....  downloaded and installed...  just need some clear skies now (and a working USB hub) to test it !

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Re: PHDII New Static Polar Alignment
« Reply #2 on: 06:54:45, 11 October, 2017 »
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Re: PHDII New Static Polar Alignment
« Reply #3 on: 07:41:18, 11 October, 2017 »
Looked at info on this but didn't look so intuitive as Sharpcaps relevant procedure.
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