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#1 DuiA1

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 08:53 AM

I have a Polarie polarscope and wondering if there is a way to use it on an LX80. Any ideas on how I might do this? I do have a vixen size by side saddle. Trying to get into unguided AP to get my feet wet...doing 2 star allignment with the mount results with coordinates offset from the pole with no directions on how to adjust the mount to nail the polar allignment. Any suggestions welcome.

#2 DuiA1

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:21 AM

Got the idea from here.. http://www.firstligh..._eq8_manual.pdf
Page 9. Similar principle could be used on side by side saddle I'm assuming. Just wondering if anyone has done this or something similar to use a polarscope when there is no bore through the mount.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:43 AM

Look up the previous threads on the LX80.

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