EASY TO FIND NORTH INDICATOR FOR QUICK SETUP
Last updated: 17 April 2013
Sent: Sunday, April 14, 2013 17:36:08 From: Paul Haug (email@example.com) Since I set my scope in the same place for night viewing I wanted a quick and fool proof way of setting North accurately without using the North star. North star is hard for me to see clearly in south Florida. Here is a unit I made for a North calibration light. It is a modified solar powered garden light. I removed the white led and replaced it with a red led. I also added a 2K resistor in series with the led to make it dim for night use. The red led is mounted on the side of the unit so the entire unit can be placed permanently on any post a 100 yards or so distant. I used one of those skinny metal poles used for fencing to make it easy to move. It charges during the daytime and last all night. Cost of the unit was $1.99 at Target (or any garden center). The picture attached shows pre mod, being modified, and finished unit. Hope this is useful for someone. Paul
In my previous email I forgot to mention I have a few of these units that I could modify and would send to anybody, just cover priority mail padded envelope cost at $6.00 . Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also tell me if you want bright red LED or a dim red LED. I only have enough garden lights to provide 5 modified units, so first come, first served.
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