Polar Alignment

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haejae
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Polar Alignment

Post by haejae » Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:57 pm

Just wondering is it possible to polar align a scope in Singapore?
Have heard a little about drift alignment but my scope doesnt allow the declination to be below 20 degrees

kochu
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Re: Polar Alignment

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Re: Polar Alignment

Post by Mariner » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:18 pm

You will need to fabricate a wedge for the mount to allow it to go down to 0 degree.
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Re: Polar Alignment

Post by ivan » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:07 pm

For visual observation, there is no need for precise alignment. Just use a compass and roughly point north. You should be good to go.
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