the tripod is not properly leveled, the azimuth movement
with not be level, the altitude movement will not be plumb.
And you wondered why your alignment and GOTO are not accurate.
Most of the bad alignment and GOTO are caused by improperly
leveled tripods and telescope. They told you to get everything
set up before it gets dark. But what if you have to do
the leveling the dark.
Why can't you level
in the dark? This is because you cannot see in the dark.
OK, you have a flash light. Great, so you have one hand
to hold the flash light, the other hand to hold the
level. You need at least one more hand to do the necessary
adjustment. Or another person. Or hold the flash light
with you mouth.
Now you can level
your tripod and telescope in the dark with my Illuminate
Bubble Level. How does this Illuminated Bubble Level
works? The illuminated Bubble Level has a detachable
Ultra Bright LED mini flashlight. You turn the flashlight
on and it shines right on the the bubble level vial!
You can do leveling in the dark! It shines right thought
the vial and does not interfere with your vision. No
hands, MOM. This level uses a 1 1/4" long, bubble
level vial which is ultra sensitive and accurate.
The Ultra Bright LED is very bright, you can see the
bright LED light even under sun light. It is a very
good flash light itself. Since there is no filament
to break the Ultra Bright LED will last many many years.
The LED "light bulb" will not break even if
you drop it on the ground. You need a flash light close
by the telescope so you can see and adjust other setting
anyway. The mini flash light has a ON/OFF switch AND
push on membrane switch.