I was very exited about trying out the new Skywatcher EQ6-R mount but the weather wasn’t cooperating and then Xmas happened. When I tried the mount I struggled to polar align in the suburban light conditions through the polar scope.
I made a plan….
Previously I made a laser tool that I used to polar align my homebuilt tracker as well as the iOptron Skytracker.
The EQ6-R has a handle that is fixed on the RA axis with two bolts. I made an aluminium plate that replaced the handle and provides a slot for the laser tool.
Tonight I will test the setup and see if polar alignment is easier. I expect to be able to get close to the SCP very quickly with this setup.