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Alignment using a pggyback camera on 1130 SLT

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Having difficulty more than a little bending down making the red dot 'thing' nearly impossible to use for alignment setup, I have fitted a camera piggyback to 130 SLT scope. This is a Panasonic FZ200 bridge camera with a remarkable zoom 1x to 24x at constant f/2.8.  Not used for photography as such but to get a star in its cross-hairs before aligning on the scope, instead of trying to use the red-dot. Camera mounted eyepiece-projection is a M4/3 either Olympus E-M5ii or Panasonic GH4; the former has 5-axis stabilisation, the latter a heat sink on the sensor for lower noise.

Has anyone else may use of old kit to aid set up alignment?

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