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Just wondering is it possible to polar align a scope in Singapore?
Have heard a little about drift alignment but my scope doesnt allow the declination to be below 20 degrees
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You will need to fabricate a wedge for the mount to allow it to go down to 0 degree.
Keep Calm and Carry on Observing.
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For visual observation, there is no need for precise alignment. Just use a compass and roughly point north. You should be good to go.
Just a casual stargazer