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#1 Greg S

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:08 PM

I just received my AP Right Angle Finder scope so of course it's the biggest rain storm of the year in San Diego.

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#2 CJK

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

Nice! Mine's on the big brown truck for delivery Monday. Hopefully the miserable weather this weekend will be gone by then!

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#3 mgwhittle

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

Excellent! I'd really like to see more pictures of it, including some on the mount.

#4 DeanS

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

I have had mine for several weeks and have it adjusted well, I think. Have not moved the mount yet so don't know how it save me time next star party when I set it up. But it looks like it should work great.

#5 Tom and Beth

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:39 PM

yeah, THANKS !@#$% We have it over here too!

Thanks for not doing it around the NEW Moon.

#6 Greg S

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

I finally had some free time and a clear night to test this out. It's totally dialed in and I'm hopeful it will be the same as the Tak PAL scopes.

I used PemPro to do the polar alignment routine. Then I looked through the NAPAS to bring Polaris onto the right part of the reticle using the push pull screws on the adapter plate but no adjustment was necessary :-) I kept checking on it throughout the night and Polaris was following a perfect clockwise path around the circle. I even checked at 4:00 am and it was spot on. I'm very hopeful this will hold alignment while attaching and unattaching the scope from the mount so that I can still use the cable routes on the Mach1.

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#7 Greg S

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:18 PM

Here's the whole setup.

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#8 Greg S

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:19 PM

Here's the PemPro PE curve which was preloaded with the mount. I haven't tested this in the field yet.

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