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wookie1965

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With having severe pain in my back I find polar aligning very hard. So I went out and bought this now I can just sit down and polar align in comfort. 

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Those RA camera finders are brilliant, I have had one for many years and it also enables you to keep the mount low so improving stability.

Alan

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1 minute ago, Alien 13 said:

Those RA camera finders are brilliant, I have had one for many years and it also enables you to keep the mount low so improving stability.

Alan

Wish I had known about these 12 months ago I have been struggling really bad. 

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9 minutes ago, wookie1965 said:

Wish I had known about these 12 months ago I have been struggling really bad. 

It is one of those things that gets posted in lots of topics but is easily missed, I think it would be a great idea if a kind Mod could  combine the relevant topics into a "sticky", what is surprising is that FLO hasn't taken up the idea with the EQ mounts they sell as an add on option.

Alan

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7 minutes ago, Alien 13 said:

It is one of those things that gets posted in lots of topics but is easily missed, I think it would be a great idea if a kind Mod could  combine the relevant topics into a "sticky", what is surprising is that FLO hasn't taken up the idea with the EQ mounts they sell as an add on option.

Alan

I know Alan for people who struggle they are brilliant I only come across them from a advert. Anyone with an Eq mount they are invaluable. 

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Just now, wookie1965 said:

I know Alan for people who struggle they are brilliant I only come across them from a advert. Anyone with an Eq mount they are invaluable. 

I am glad that you found one even if its a bit late, they are useful on a straight through finder too but for me it means I can go low, as an example you could run a Star adventurer with DSLR/lens a foot off the ground provided the camera had a flip out screen or was tethered to a phone or tablet.

Alan

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1 hour ago, wookie1965 said:

So I went out and bought this now I can just sit down and polar align in comfort. 

Can i ask where you got it, quite like the fact it comes with the adapter and screws ( or is that something you got separate? )

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3 minutes ago, wookie1965 said:

The adapter I got separately here you go

Thanks for that, seller not currently got any listed :sad: but he apparently does an adapter for the star adventurer polar scope as well, which i am looking for, happy days :icon_biggrin: might just send him a message,

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A great example of how the advent of 3D printing allows a micro business to set up doing short runs/one offs of handy little devices.

The seller gets a small income and the buyer gets a product that a larger business would be unlikely to make money on due to the relatively low demand. ?

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I had one of these in the last year as I can't kneel  any more after my knee fracture - I already had a right angled finder, and some-one on here kindly made the adapter but for me.   It was brilliant the first couple of times I used it but the 3rd time it just would not sit straight on the polar scope for some reason (I had no screws to tighten it), so I ended up getting Polemaster in the end.  That little adapter is a great idea.

Carole 

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