I recently got my LX85 mount up and running (as you all may know from a prior thread). I've discovered that the altitude scale on the mount is pretty far off. I say this because I leveled the tripod, put the mount in it's home position, and measured the angle of the dovetail saddle. I did all of this with a digital protractor/inclinometer to make sure it was (fairly) precise.
Turns out the digital protractor read about ~5-6 degrees lower than the scale on the mount. I know, I know... these scales are not the most accurate but this seems pretty far off. Am I missing a larger issue here?
I would like to get the scale tuned a little closer to actual (I realize there are other solutions here but I'm a little bit of a perfectionist). Does anyone have any experience adjusting this on a Meade GEM? I assume other models are probably similar. I attached pictures. There are two caps on either side - one with the altitude scale and one without. It seems like one or both of these could be pried off but not sure. I tried but didn't want to apply too much force.