On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 23:33:30 -0400, Tom Rauschenbach
>Trying to improve on my polar alignment skills it became apparent to
>me that I have no clue how to level the tripod.
When you are in polar mode, the tripod doesn't need to be particularly
level. You have to be pretty far out before the altitude and azimuth
adjustments start interfering with each other. And of course, once you
are polar aligned it doesn't matter at all what the tripod orientation
I'd just eyeball it. If you are having problems with your polar
alignment, it probably has nothing to do with the tripod. Polar scopes,
drift alignment, computer routines... they all take a bit of practice.
Chris L Peterson