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  1. fewayne
    Later: After I messaged you I ran across a good video that shows how it works (Ekos Polar Alignment Assistant Tool - YouTube). I think the issue I was having last night was simply that I was using my Pentax through the tube, and so it was updating rather irregularly. When I switched to the guide camera there was just a tiny little postage-stamp image. Now I've figured out that I can zoom the preview window, and the guidescope can probably update at 1 Hz or better. Going to try that tonight!
  2. fewayne
    Hey Greg,

    Have you used the polar-alignment routine in Ekos? I confess to bafflement. I get that it shoots three frames near the NCP, slewing RA, and plate-solves to figure out exactly what it's pointing at. But I can't figure out what one is actually supposed to do with "selecting the bright star" and adjusting the RA and AZ knobs.



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