The seeing is rubbish at the pole!

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Dominic Ford
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My understanding is that the limitations in Dec have more to do with the altitude of the celestial pole, rather than the mounts the telescopes use (as Xilman says, most large telescopes are alt-az). Pan-STARRS is observing from a latitude of 20°N, so the pole is only 20° up and it’s not really worth wasting valuable observing time on it!