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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Jun 19, 2013 0:08:28 GMT -6
Polar Scope adjustment test session
18 June 2013
I had a brief Polar scope adjustment session this evening - matching the polar scope to the CG-5 mount via the three thumbscrews at the eyepiece end of the polar axis. Accomplished in about 20 minutes, with each East to West rotation of the R.A, bringing Polaris closer to the proper static position and steady in the reticle. Maria came with me and brought her dog Ichi out for some chilly spring time air.
With that accomplished....some quick pics of the Moon, as haze moved in about this time and it was all I could capture...
It was chilly out , with just a scant few days before the start of summer...where's the warmth? I think the polar scope is aligned well, but another session is in order to test all angles out.
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