Comparison of Rough Polar Alignment Methods

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Trollmannx Veteran Member • Posts: 6,690
Re: Comparison of Rough Polar Alignment Methods

Prefer to keep it simple.

Use the peephole and the polar finder on my Polarie here at 60N (Polaris is seen at quite a steep angle from here) and no problems (except bright summer nights just now).

Use the peephole only when using the 40mm lens and in a hurry, peep trough the the polar finder when a better alignment is wanted and when using the 105mm lens (that is my two wide angle astro lenses).

A feeble tripod often is the week link. Am served by a heavy duty and pretty high tripod that I got long ago (that is the advantage of paying a bit more to get a quality product - the tripod still serves me perfectly well after all those years).

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