My ultra-fast method of EQ polar alignment.
Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:56 AM
I went to Home Depot and bought a 2 foot long section of PVC pipe about 1.5" in diameter. I cut it into three lengths and made sure each section had a sharp 45 degree cut. I then did a daytime polar alignment of the Skyview Pro in order to get everything into a rough position.
With the help of my wife I then drove the pieces of PVC pipe into the lawn until they were flush with the surface. This way the lawnmower doesn't wipe them out and it won't nick the blade either.
I then placed the Skyview Pro feet into these holes:
Once the Skyview Pro is set up it then takes me roughly 30 seconds to tweak the latitude and azimuth screws. It has never taken me more than a minute to get Polaris EXACTLY in the spot it is supposed to be in:
To aid in finding these PVC pipes I have two pieces of wood and a piece of scrap aluminum painted blue. I stick these in the PVC pipes if the EQ is not there:
Of course I remove them when I am mowing the lawn. Not bad for less than $3 eh? I put this in the Beginner's forum to help others out. I bet a few more experienced members will benefit from it too.
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