Monday, October 13, 2008

Aligning the north celestial pole

The last time aligned my telescope mount to the north celestial pole was three years ago, as I was trying to find the point, where the sky does not rotate. It wasn't an easy job for a PAB (Pole Alignment Beginner), although my good G11 polar scope was a real help. Finally I did it and it was a joy to make long exposures with my telescope. Now after the recostruction of my observatory I had to build up the system and align it again. Hence, another alignment odyssey has started. I tried with Holger to aligh my mount using a smart shareware program called WCS. For a better understanding I also downloaded a demo version of PEMPro and tried to evaluate the quality of my mount with it.

Thanks to Holger for his great help.