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  1. Hi all, first post for me. :-) I'm slowly getting into astrophotograhy as a hobby, and for the time being I rely on a Canon DSLR, a Manfrotti tripod as well as a Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer for most of my imaging. One of the goals I've set for myself is to image the Andromeda galaxy, easily my favourite DSO. Whenever I watch tutorial videos on YouTube, they tend to describe the process of polar alignment with the Star Adventurer, before they quickly pivot to actual imaging. But there's one step in-between which I feel like they never explain: How do you point your camera at your target when you've used Polaris to polar align? It's not like I can simply turn my tripod around, because then I'm no longer polar aligned. I have a ball head for the tripod and with that attached, I have some control over where I point my camera while remaining polar aligned. It does, however, add an element of instability to the rig and balancing becomes increasingly difficult. What are your suggestions?
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