Re: Recommended Polar Finder that will work with IEXOS-100 PMC-eight

Mike Leemhuis

You use the same technique that I use to align my scope.  SharpCap makes it super easy.  One thing I did to make sure I put my tripod in the exact same location of my front yard was to put three PVC tubes vertically into my yard at the location of my tripod legs.  I then added some 3D printed parts to cap the PVC pipes and locate the tripod legs exactly.  Now my setup is even quicker.  The details are described here:   The next best thing would be to have a pier in your yard but that's hard to mow over.   lol.


Location: Nicholasville, KY
Mount: Explore Scientific Exos-2
Scope: Explore Scientific ED102CF, Orion 60mm guidescope
Camera: QHY163C and QHY5L-ii
Filter: Optolong L-eNhance 2"
Software: ASCOM, PHD2, CDC, Stellarium, Sharpcap Pro, NINA, Deep Sky Stacker, Affinity Photo, Lightroom
Computer:  ASRock X570 Steel Legend, AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor, 3600Mhz
Extras:  Lots of 3D printed parts I designed for improved usability

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