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Celestron telescope Im in northern hemisphere using Nexstar 4SE Telescope. I want to use the in built wedge, imagining a compass should the hinge be at the north or the latitude adjuster?

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The hinge should be to the north. An imaginary line drawn perpendicular from the center of the tilt plate should point to Polaris (the North Star).

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http://books.google.com/books?id=V3tyCXsCCkMC&pg=PA80&lpg=PA80&dq=align+nexstar+in+southern+hemisphere&source=bl&ots=KIgbgUDdmW&sig=-I26nKahu0-JbPfnkZUrXuW7oX4&hl=en&ei=7gMmTYWBHsaqlAfe6pXEAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=align%20nexstar%20in%20southern%20hemisphere&f=false

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I see this post was almost a year ago so you probably know all this by now.

Do you have any problems using the star align? Im really battling - gonna try 2 start align because it doesnt quite know where it is when I do the 3 star align.

Regards,
Bianca
Bianca.Haarhoff@za.syspro.com

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Here: http://www.celestron.com/c3/images/files/downloads/NexStar_SLT_manual.pdf

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