True South

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90cm dish motek sg 2100 humax 5400
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pontefract yorkshire
#1
HI
I set up a pole in my back yard to catch the shadow at 11 o clock to tell me true south and it seems my south is further than Astra 19.2 i know its Astra because i have been watching it can this be right my lat 53.598 lon1.297
 

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Amo Amas Amant Admin
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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
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Blackburn, Lancashire
#2
Please explain what exactly is your question as your post is unclear?

If you are asking what is your due south satellite then for you it is 1.297 East but there is no sat there so either 1 deg West will have to do or Sirius at 4.8 East, you are in the middle really. It is only applicable if you are trying to set up a motorised system
 

Park Royal

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Smart lnb, 1m Gibby dish, Stab motor, TM5200D receiver, 57east to 61west. DTT from Sudbury. Virgin Media broadband.
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So called capital of Suffolk, UK.
#3
Why use 11 o'clock?
The sun is at it's zenith at 1pm (BST), 12noon GMT, at the zero meridian (Greenwich) in general.
Your best bet is to track the shadow of a pole round about 1pm (at present) then mark the highest point. THat then should be your true south.
Parky
 

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Prince of Birthdays
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#4
There is a small plastic thingy with a needle inside

Looks usually like an arrow

the arrow points to north

and as south is oppsite north U can easily figure out where south is:)
 
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