Subject: Magnetic North Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2005 10:41:30 From: Laurence (firstname.lastname@example.org) For weeks I had been finding that on setup nothing was anywhere near where it should be in the sky. I re-checked location time date etc over and over, I was starting too accept that this was as good as it gets using an ETX 105. Something must be wrong with the scope ( or me ) I had been using one of those combined leveller/compass gadgets that you drop into the eyepiece holder. Never did like it, the compass sticks and you have to nudge it. When I was out today, I spotted by chance a much better looking compass and bought it. Got home, and whilst trying to figure out how I was going to mount it on the scope, noticed it moved considerably as I tried to put it near the eyepiece hole, nearly 20 degrees ! Doh ! several weeks ago I had fitted an electric focuser...MAGNETS ! Moving the compass to sit on the finder scope eyecup was far enough away so that it worked normally. Laurence.
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