How to Use Telescopes : How to Align Telescopes on Equatorial Mounts

Telescopes should be aligned on equatorial mounts, often centering on the North Star, to ease following celestial bodies over time. Align Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes with an observatory director in this free astronomy video.

Expert: Rocky Alvey & Billy Teets
Bio: Rocky Alvey is the assistant director of the Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory and has been involved in astronomy since 1969.
Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge

Duration : 0:4:3


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How to Use Telescopes : How to Align Telescopes on Equatorial Mounts — 25 Comments

  1. eh, it was a little …
    eh, it was a little confuseing but it finally clicked for me. I wasn’t rotating the support tines on my fork mounted C8 90 degrees after aligning w/ Polaris! Whoops!

  2. i bought a …
    i bought a telescope but did nt’ knew how to use it,thanx for the info.

  3. Man do I got a lot …
    Man do I got a lot to learn….. I think I’ll just scan the sky for UFO’s

  4. Try copying this …
    Try copying this and paste it in the search engine
    Meade ETX-125PE. Mounting & 2 star alignment (Alt/Az)

  5. I have a meade with …
    I have a meade with the “go to” computer feature…look up a “level north” video and it will make set up so much easier

  6. @jhakasification

    @jhakasification
    coming from a person who eats his own shit

  7. @drm3107
    idiot. …

    @drm3107
    idiot. this didnt help at all and i wasted money

  8. I’m just about to …
    I’m just about to buy a telescope. This is really helpful. Thanks!

  9. Thanks for posting …
    Thanks for posting this video ‘Dude’ 😉

  10. What he is saying …
    What he is saying is correct, you need to align the mechanical axis of the mount with the optical axis of the scope in order to ensure that the mount and scope are in sync. You can then use that alignment to polar align the mount with Polaris. He is showing the old school way of doing that, needless to say when you are buying a mount, make sure it has a built in polar aligning scope and you can bypass all this, or GOTO, where the computer does the alignment.

  11. this guys a douche …
    this guys a douche and cant explain a single thing.

  12. At 2:05, is speaker …
    At 2:05, is speaker suggesting that I should actually put a level on the fork, and turn it till its level – or, if I have leveled my mount, and centered the RA, should it inherently be level?

    Using a C8 on fork/wedge.

  13. You can set …
    You can set highpass filters to cut below any frequency, If you cut below 100 hz or so, it would kill most of the wind noise and wouldn’t effect the vocal at all. But windscreens are the best solution.

  14. This video is …
    This video is actually rather confusing. It needs more simple-to-complex explanation in the beginning.

  15. Highpass filters …
    Highpass filters will also filter his voice out–and anything else. A sock or any piece of cloth over the mic is enough.

  16. Interesting and …
    Interesting and useful but please … filter out wind noise with an high pass filter

  17. Great video and …
    Great video and very helpful! Your method works very well and I appreciate your posting of this information.

  18. Hello buddy, It …
    Hello buddy, It etx125pe. I had a few problems so i had to shut my account down and open a new one.
    I hope you accept my new friend invite.

  19. Very well done. I …
    Very well done. I have the ETX125 PE and i have to polar align that for astrophotography and with an F/15 focal length it is a huge pain!
    Thank you for posting!

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