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INDI Library v1.9.8 Released (29 Sep 2022)

Bi-monthly INDI Library released with new drivers and bug fixes.

Ekos Polar Alignment Assistant (Beta) is here!

No, the simulators have some error, this is normal.
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5 years 4 months ago #17702
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Will this tool work when you can't see anywhere near either pole?
I live right on the equator and both poles are obscured by 10's of degrees.

Peter

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4 years 5 months ago #26613
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I highly doubt it would do any good near the equator... I mean what folks on the equator use to "polar align"?
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4 years 5 months ago #26615
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???
I’m on the equator and I need to polar align.

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4 years 5 months ago #26616
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I know :D

I meant, what is the usual method employed by those near the equator given that the poles are near the horizon?
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4 years 5 months ago #26622
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The only way is drift aligning.

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4 years 5 months ago #26625
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So I have been using the CEM25's built-in Polar Alignment iteration routine, which is the only way to align from the equator.
It works, and just requires me to flip back and forth between two stars for ALT and AZ adjustments.
I cannot see any stars within 20 to 30 degrees of either pole. Will the EKOS polar alignment routine work in such case?
I have not tried myself at night as we have had nasty skies all week.

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Celestron C11 EdgeHD and William Optics Star71
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LodeStar X2 and ZWO OAG
Nextdome, AAG Cloudwatcher
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4 years 3 months ago #28539
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You could perhaps use the older (legacy) polar alignment helper. It's directly below the Polar ALignment Assistant tool.
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4 years 3 months ago #28541
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I'll give it a shot!

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I would be highly interested, if this worked - because nevertheless I am living at 48 deg north, I don't have a view to north from my balcony ;-) So without using a guiding scope it is really really problematic. I think, this is a scenario, which a lot of people might have. Or think, if you are in the mountains or have trees to the north.

Cheers Axel
3 years 10 months ago #33410
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Normally we will use D.A.R.V or PHD2 drift align.
Skywatcher AZEQ5GT using EQMod
Pentax 100 SDUFII for the light
QHY168C mains with ASI120MC on guidescope
SX filter wheel
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3 years 10 months ago #33448
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Ok I tried the legacy tool, and works well. But it asks me to adjust the mount towards a “target” but I never saw a target. Did you remove that feature? The calculations were perfect and I used that to gain alignment. I am guiding right next w with a really tight tracking.

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Moonlight Litecrawler (C11) and Motorfocus (WOStar71)
LodeStar X2 and ZWO OAG
Nextdome, AAG Cloudwatcher
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3 years 10 months ago #33618
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