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Polar Alignment and Refraction

6 months 1 week ago
DerPit
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Polar Alignment and Refraction #40899
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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6 months 1 week ago
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Polar Alignment and Refraction #40912
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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6 months 4 days ago
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Polar Alignment and Refraction #41042
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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6 months 3 days ago
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Polar Alignment and Refraction #41057
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.

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Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG/ASI120mm @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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