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Constellations seen with naked eye

Constellations seen with naked eye

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Figure 9.5. Finder chart for Polaris. Rotate the chart until the outer constellations match your naked-eye view of the sky; the center of chart then shows the view of Polaris through a common inverting 8 x 50 finder (5° field).

Also make sure the finder is lined up with the main telescope. Then find the celestial pole. In the Northern Hemisphere, the chart in Figure 9.5 makes this a snap. When the outer part of the chart is lined up with the constellations in the sky, the inner circle shows how Polaris should look in the finderscope.

Adjust the mount so that Polaris is in the specified position, and you're done.

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