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artcarter
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Reged: 08/22/12

Loc: Olympia, WA
CG5 Latitude Scale question
      #5605030 - 01/04/13 03:29 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

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?

Art


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skywolf856
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Reged: 01/25/08

Loc: SE Michigan
Re: CG5 Latitude Scale question new [Re: artcarter]
      #5605046 - 01/04/13 03:41 PM

Look for a small cast in triangle above the scale.

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artcarter
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Re: CG5 Latitude Scale question new [Re: skywolf856]
      #5605499 - 01/04/13 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!!

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Cliff Hipsher
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Re: CG5 Latitude Scale question new [Re: artcarter]
      #5605504 - 01/04/13 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.

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skywolf856
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Re: CG5 Latitude Scale question new [Re: Cliff Hipsher]
      #5606745 - 01/05/13 02:40 PM

A dab of white paint would help.

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stevew
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Re: CG5 Latitude Scale question new [Re: artcarter]
      #5606853 - 01/05/13 03:45 PM

Quote:

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.

Steve


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artcarter
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Re: CG5 Latitude Scale question new [Re: stevew]
      #5606896 - 01/05/13 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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