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INDI Library v1.8.0 is Released (27 Jul 2019)

INDI Library v1.8.0 is mostly a maintenance release to fix a few bugs in several drivers.

Polar Alignment and Refraction

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Polar Alignment and Refraction was created by DerPit

As I understand the method used in the (new) Polar Alignment tool will align to the refracted position of the pole. Now in the Advanced Settings of KStars there's the option to correct for atmospheric refraction, which I have active.
Does that influence the PA module, i.e., does it adjust to the 'real' NCP then?
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Replied by Ihoujin on topic Polar Alignment and Refraction

If your latitude is so low that this is a concern. You should consider alternative polar alignment techniques such as the DARV method.
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Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
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PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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Replied by DerPit on topic Polar Alignment and Refraction

Thanks for the recommendation, though it doesn't really answer my question.
I wasn't complaining, I just wanted to know. The reply though suggests the refraction switch has no influence on the PA routine.
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Replied by Ihoujin on topic Polar Alignment and Refraction

It might. I don't know enough about that setting to say for sure.
It does appear to be a backend setting so, Maybe?
Toggling it does nothing to the display settings. It seems to be there be there for pointing accuracy corrections. Whether that applies to the PAA is beyond me.
INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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