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Ekos Polar Align

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Ekos Polar Align was created by Mimmo Belli

Hello everyone, I would like to have information:
they told me that Ekos has a method for doing assisted polar alignment and I already knew this.
But they told me that in the latest versions you can also do assisted polar alignment, even if you do NOT see the North Star.
This would be very useful for when I have fun from home and can only see the East, so I have the North completely hidden.
So I would like to know if this function really exists and if yes,
can you give me a little tutorial to explain how to do it?
Thank
1 year 4 months ago #67346

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Replied by Arnold Graf on topic Ekos Polar Align

To my knowledge this feature is under test and shall be incorporated in version 3.5.2 of kstars.
See "indilib.org/forum/general/8602-new-polar...me-and-features.html" to follow discussion.
KStars 3.5 + astroberry remote
EQMOD, EQ6-R , ASI2600+ ASI178+EAF+ASI120
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Replied by Peter Sütterlin on topic Ekos Polar Align

Yes, it is in the latest development versions, and will be in the (soon-to-be-released) 3.5.2.
And it really works impressively.
openSUSE Tumbleweed KStars git INDI git
GPDX+EQMOD, CEM60EC, ASI2600/1600/290mini+EFW+EAF
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Replied by Mimmo Belli on topic Ekos Polar Align

We hope, because every time I tried to use it even seeing the Polar, it never worked for me.
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Replied by Peter Sütterlin on topic Ekos Polar Align

Then be prepared for a very pleasant surprise. I've recently used it to align a mount idoors, looking through a window that only showed S/SE sky....
My main mount is at ~15" PAE. Was a work of minutes to get there.
openSUSE Tumbleweed KStars git INDI git
GPDX+EQMOD, CEM60EC, ASI2600/1600/290mini+EFW+EAF
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