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Alignment Stars for NexStar 5/8 and NexStar GT

The NexStar 5/8 and GT telescopes use 40 of the brightest stars for reference points during alignment.  The following table lists those alignment stars in order of Right Ascension.  Below the table is an all-sky chart to help you learn the position of these stars in the sky.

You may find it best to print this page with "landscape" orientation.

 

Alignment

SAO #

RA (hr)

RA(min)

DEC

Mag

Alpheratz

73765

0

8.4

29.1

2.1

Caph

21133

0

9.2

59.1

2.4

Algenib

91781

0

13.2

15.2

2.9

Navi

11482

0

56.7

60.7

2.8

Mirach

54471

1

9.7

35.6

2.4

Achernar

232481

1

37.7

-57.2

0.6

Hamal

75151

2

7.2

23.5

2.2

Polaris

308

2

31.8

89.3

2.1

Mirfak

38787

3

24.3

49.9

1.9

Aldebaran

94027

4

35.9

16.5

1.1

Rigel

131907

5

14.5

-8.2

0.3

Capella

40186

5

16.7

46

0.2

Betelgeuse

113271

5

55.2

7.4

0.6

Canopus

234480

6

24

-52.7

-0.9

Sirius

151881

6

45.1

-16.7

-1.6

Castor

60198

7

34.6

31.9

1.6

Procyon

115756

7

39.3

5.2

0.5

Pollux

79666

7

45.3

28

1.2

Suhail

220878

9

8

-43.4

2.2

Alphard

136871

9

27.6

-8.7

2.2

Regulus

98967

10

8.4

12

1.3

Dubhe

15384

11

3.7

61.8

2

Denebola

99809

11

49.1

14.6

2.2

Acrux

251904

12

26.6

-63.1

1.6

Mimosa

240259

12

47.7

-59.7

1.5

Mizar

28737

13

23.9

54.9

2.4

Spica

157923

13

25.2

-11.2

1.2

Hadar

252582

14

3.8

-60.4

0.9

Arcturus

100944

14

15.7

19.2

0.2

Alpha Centauri

252838

14

39.6

-60.8

0.1

Alphecca

83893

15

34.7

26.7

2.3

Antares

184415

16

29.4

-26.4

1.1

Rasalhague

102932

17

34.9

12.6

2.1

Vega

67174

18

36.9

38.8

0.1

Albireo

87301

19

30.7

28

3.2

Altair

125122

19

50.8

8.9

0.9

Peacock

246574

20

25.6

-56.7

2.1

Deneb

49941

20

41.4

45.3

1.3

Fomalhaut

191524

22

57.7

-29.6

1.3

Scheat

90981

23

3.8

28.1

2.6

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