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- Aug 9, 2004
Glad you figured it out Chas!
I more than once have setup a polar mount, by going out late at night and sighting in the polar star to get the polar axis near perfect.It's a great manual. Graphics to go along with it surely would help. Kind of gives a visual bit of assistance when you're pulling your hair out saying "what the hell is going on".
Although tailored for a C-Band polar mount this gives a good mental concept of how and why.
You just have to remember the parallax error is a lot less when you're pointing at the North star from different spots than true North on the globe.
I "believe" that the actual motor shaft on a Stab style mount is pointing true north. Yes? Not the dish mount arm.
And wonder if you were able to take your standard Dish or DTV az-el mount and tilt the dish mount arm at celestial North if you could then simply set the declination, if you could simulate a polar mount. Hmm. Too cold out to try it.
As soon and if Stab starts pushing out the HH-120's again. Let me know.
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