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Polar mount dish pointing angles

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Eric Johnston
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Nov 25th, 2010 at 10:40pm  
The setting of the two angles for a polar mount has long been a problem.  My method for working out the main motor axis angle and the small downward tilt angle for the dish has always been approximate.

Telmo Ghiorzi has published a proper mathematical solution, complete with a nice YouTube video. Well done Telmo!.

See: http://www.ghiorzi.org/satelite.htm
Best regards Eric.
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