Last updated: 20 February 2004

Solar Alignment for ETX

Date: 2/20/04, 14:54
From: Dan Prall (
Cheapest solar alignment ever

Thanks for a great site.

Here's the cheapest, fastest device yet for aligning any fork-mounted
scope with a solar cell holder that is larger than the main tube
diameter. Zero-cost, but irreplacible, and you already own it: your eye.
 Directions are in the photo.

With my ETX90-RA, I can aim it so the sun is within a few arc-minutes of
being centered with the original Meade 26mm Plossl, in about 30 seconds.

Dan Prall
solar alignment

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