sandwedge wrote in post #18430659
Any hints on lining up Polaris during the daytime?
I bought an Ioptron Skyguider for the eclipse to do a timelapse, but I've been lazy about practicing. Took it out yesterday with mediocre results - my results were similar to your first video for about a 30 minute timespan at 600mm.
There is absolutely no way to line up Polaris in daylight. You have to be able to see it at night time, then leave the setup outside.
I did take off my camera, I am not leaving that out there. In doing that I have to be extremely careful not to trip on the tripod or move the setup removing the camera.
Trust me, you need practice time to get Polaris lined up. Being lazy to try it out your gonna be out of luck.
I am hoping to have another clear night to check my alignment making sure it is still spot on, doing that with the camera back on because the weight will change the alignment.