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Star Adventurer - Polar Alignment Tips - fine tuning alignment

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Hello,

Sorry for another request on polar alignment, but I've looked at other posts, and I think my question is slightly different.

So, I've setup the Star Adventurer,  I can see Polaris easily enough in the night sky, and using PS Align, know where I need to place Polaris within the scope.  Now, that's the bit I'm having trouble with.  I can easily place my tripod in the rough direction of Polaris, use the equatorial wedge to raise / lower the scope so it's then within the scope, but it is fine tuning it along the horizontal that I'm having trouble with.  I have a feeling I'm missing something blindingly obvious, so I'd appreciate any help you guys can offer.

Thanks

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Hi Eddie,

you need to adjust these 3 knobs to achieve polar alignment 

the large one at the back for alt (up/down)

the 2 smaller ones for az (left right) loosen one and adjust the other and vice versa depending on which way you need to move it,

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Hi Eddie and welcome to SGL.

Not much to do wrong, move the tripod legs to get Polaris in the polar scope then just loosen the 2 black screws a touch and use the horizontal adjusters to fine tune it.

Dave

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Cheers guys, thought it'd be something simple.  I actually tightened the two smaller ones before I left the house :laugh:.  Can't wait for the next clear night now to try again

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