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#1 artcarter

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

I finally got my C6 SGT scope. But I'm trying to figure out how to set the latitude when there's no apparent index mark next to the scale.
Any suggestions?

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#2 skywolf856

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

Look for a small cast in triangle above the scale.

#3 artcarter

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

Not exactly easy to spot. I had to shine a flashlight under the motor cover to see it. Same color as the housing! What were they thinking!!

#4 Cliff Hipsher

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

Using the Polar Alignment Scope to do a mechanical polar alignment you have to adjust the mount in altitude and azimuth. The altitude adjustment will set the mount to your local latitude.

#5 skywolf856

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

A dab of white paint would help.

#6 stevew

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

I'm trying to figure out how to set the latitude when there's no apparent index mark next to the scale.
Any suggestions?

Art

Don't worry about the latitude scale. Just look through the polar axis finder and aim it at Polaris.

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#7 artcarter

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

All I have to do to see Polaris is wait for the clouds and rain to go away!






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