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Greg S
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Reged: 05/20/04

Loc: Encinitas, California
AP Polar Scope
      #5643074 - 01/25/13 06:08 PM Attachment (38 downloads)

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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CJK
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Reged: 12/05/12

Loc: Northeast TN
Re: AP Polar Scope new [Re: Greg S]
      #5643088 - 01/25/13 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!

-- Chris


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mgwhittle
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Reged: 08/24/11

Loc: Chattanooga, TN
Re: AP Polar Scope new [Re: CJK]
      #5643293 - 01/25/13 08:21 PM

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

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DeanS
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Reged: 07/12/05

Loc: Central Kentucky
Re: AP Polar Scope new [Re: mgwhittle]
      #5643350 - 01/25/13 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.

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Tom and Beth
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Reged: 01/08/07

Loc: Tucson, AZ
Re: AP Polar Scope new [Re: Greg S]
      #5643506 - 01/25/13 10:39 PM

yeah, THANKS We have it over here too!

Thanks for not doing it around the NEW Moon.


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Greg S
professor emeritus


Reged: 05/20/04

Loc: Encinitas, California
Re: AP Polar Scope new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #5685679 - 02/17/13 06:17 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

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.

Edited by Greg S (02/17/13 06:22 PM)


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Greg S
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Reged: 05/20/04

Loc: Encinitas, California
Re: AP Polar Scope new [Re: Greg S]
      #5685680 - 02/17/13 06:18 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

Here's the whole setup.

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Greg S
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Reged: 05/20/04

Loc: Encinitas, California
Re: AP Polar Scope new [Re: Greg S]
      #5685684 - 02/17/13 06:19 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

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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