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Star Adventurer -polar alignment

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At my age I find it difficult to get down low enough to look through a polar alignment scope. Does anyone know of a suitable right angled mirror which could be fitted to the eyepiece of the Star Adventurer ? I have seen one on U tube but there was no information on what it was or how to get one.

Keith ( old codger)

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Thanks Dave. Strange to relate I actually have one of the Seagull right angled finders which I got for my Cannon DSLR, but have never used since changing to the Cannon 600D with an angled screen which means I don't have to bend down to squint through the viewfinder anymore. I will examine whats required to 'bodge' it to fit the eyepiece. Any suggestions?

Keith

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I use a Polemaster with my star adventurer, but obviously more costly than if you have a right angled Finder

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Thanks to all for your help.  I followed Dave's advice and ''bodged'' the the Right angled finder by gentle cutting and filing away the rectangular protrusions untill it was a good flat surface which I then glued to the eyepiece of the Adventurer. The right angled finder is now fixed permanently to the Adventurer. Had a quick look last night as the clouds came over and easily got a polar alignment. Will try for a more accurate alignment once we have clear nights. My tripod can be placed onto 3 wooden pegs driven into the lawn so that it should always be polar aligned .

KEITH

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I use my RA finder just by holding it in place no need to fix it.

Alan

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