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Finally got the new mount polar aligned!

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michaelmorris

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Three months ago I remounted the EQ8 in the observatory after my friend Chris made me a pier extension to raise the mount 15 cm. Unfortunately, a combination of cloudy nights, holidays, it not getting dark until early in the morning, and my lovely wife being ill has meant that it took until tonight to get the EQ8 re-polar aligned.

SharpCap's polar alignment tool makes this pretty easy.  I used my Lodestar x2 mounted on a 60 mm finder/guider.

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I'll aim to try to see if I can get this even closer with full drift alignment on another night, but my guess that'll be close enough for now.

 

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