I just moved up to a CGX-L from a CGEM DX mount and am noticing that there are no alignment or index markers so that the mount is starting with minimal DEC or RA misalignment before turning on the telescope.
What techniques are fellow CGX-L users using to simulate the physical index markers on the mount like the CGEM's have? Are you using a level and then using a white marker or tape to make your own index marks?
I was trying manually center Polaris in the OTA view and noticed that when I turned the attitude adjustment knob, Polaris instead of vertically rising or lowering was actually moving laterally as well! When I turned on my red light headlight and looked I could see that the OTA was not facing directly forwards and the tube itself was leaning to the right a little. Mea Culpa..
Had their been alignment markers that 45 minutes of frustration could have easily been avoided. So how are my fellow CGX-L drivers making sure that the mount is physically aligned correctly before you turn on the mount to start to align to Polaris at the home position?
Edited by Koinonos, 27 January 2020 - 12:58 AM.