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Glad to announce of release of INDI Library v1.7.4 on 2018-07-25. A few drivers were added in this release as we continue to improve & stabilize existing drivers.
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TOPIC: daytime polar alignment method

daytime polar alignment method 9 months 3 weeks ago #22041

Has anyone heard of this method, new to me. Quite interesting.

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daytime polar alignment method 9 months 3 weeks ago #22062

I haven't done it that way. For the eclipse this year, I used the following:
www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/daylight-polar-alignment/
It worked reasonably well, but needed adjustments every couple of minutes.

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daytime polar alignment method 9 months 3 weeks ago #22090

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Clever.
On international astronomy day 2017 I setup with a group during the day for public outreach. To polar align I roughly aligned north with a known bearing. Then firing up my telescope control system I directed it to the sun (with proper filters). Naturally it was off, but it was close enough to show up on my sun finder, already this is usable for visual observation. Next I manually adjusted the Alt Az bolts to center the Sun first on the sun finder, then in the eyepiece. The end result was excellent alignment not requiring any adjustments over the course of several hours. Made interaction much easier at the public event.

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daytime polar alignment method 9 months 3 weeks ago #22097

I use this app and method outlined in this to get roughly aligned

astro.ecuadors.net/daytime-polar-alignme...r-eclipse-of-course/

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daytime polar alignment method 9 months 3 weeks ago #22098

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Excellent! So simple!

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