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    Re: Can you work a Polaris problem just like any otherstar?
    From: G Becker
    Date: 2014 Jan 8, 11:11 -0800


    A way around the pricy "right angle eyepieces" is to locate a Spiratone angle scope. They are cheap and perfect for easy adaption of any theodolite eyepiece. The metal attachment plate on the spiratone is held on by 4 screws, easy to replace.


    ..........

    Right angle eyepieces for Wild theodolites appear on eBay occasionally,
    but the bidding always goes high.

    A dental mirror or similar small mirror can serve as a poor man's right
    angle eyepiece. The field of view is restricted, but definition is good
    at the crosshairs. On instruments with a microscope eyepiece (adjacent
    to the telescope eyepiece) to view the circles, you have to be careful
    to avoid reading mistakes with this method, since everything is reversed.

    I think a small adjustable inspection mirror like this

    http://www.grainger.com/product/PROTO-Inspection-Mirror-3R559?s_pp=false

    could be attached to the telescope with rubber bands for hands-free
    observation.

    Paul Hirose
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