I know exactly where I will be on 21 August 2017. "From ingress to sunset." 5 June 2012. Astronomical League member since 2012.
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Eric Remy, Québec City, Canada
HEQ5 Pro, Orion 80ED,Meade EMC 8 inch SCT & Canon 200mm F2.8 Canon
T3I Baader Modded , Starshoot Autoguider with Orion ST80
Quote:Does leveling the mount via that little bubble really matter if you have a good polar alignment?
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Quote:Quote:Does leveling the mount via that little bubble really matter if you have a good polar alignment? No. It doesn't matter before, either. Levelling can help with polar alignment--a little--but certainly isn't needed.
Quote:In my experience, the aluminum tubes are thin and can be very easily dented by overtightening the adjustment bolts so I don't like touching them either.