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richard hoyt
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CG5 polar scope question
      #5678754 - 02/14/13 04:07 AM

So this may sound like a dumb question, but when you are looking through the polar scope how can you illuminate it so you can see the etchings?

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Stargaz18
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Re: CG5 polar scope question new [Re: richard hoyt]
      #5678885 - 02/14/13 07:23 AM

The only way I know of is to use it before it gets totally dark out.

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rockethead26
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Re: CG5 polar scope question new [Re: Stargaz18]
      #5678928 - 02/14/13 08:10 AM

By pointing a red flashlight down the front end. It's a real PITA.

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Re: CG5 polar scope question new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5679021 - 02/14/13 09:37 AM

I made one of these and it worked very well in the old days when I used a polar scope.

Stan

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=telescope...


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Re: CG5 polar scope question new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #5679133 - 02/14/13 10:36 AM

Thanks for linking to your old post, Stan. That's a great idea.

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